Police in Mzuzu have arrested a 43-year-old man from Yotamu Ngulube Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mtwalo in Mzimba District for allegedly raping his two daughters.
According to Mzuzu Police deputy spokesperson Patrick Saulosi, the man was arrested on April 4 at Enukwenui in Mzimba after his daughters reported the matter to the area’s mother group.
Said Saulosi: “He[the suspect] has been forcefully having sex with his two daughters aged 14 and 16 while their mother was away from end last year until March when the girls reported the matter to authorities.”
He, however, said the girls initially reported the ordeal to some elders in the village, who ignored the matter.
Saulosi said the man, who has five sons and two daughters, will appear in court soon to answer charges of incest contrary to Section 157(1) of the Penal Code, which attracts a maximum sentence of life imprisonment if a child under the age of 16 is involved.