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Herbalist gets 84 months IHL for raping customer

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The Mangochi first grade magistrate court has sentenced 24-year-old Frank Mc Donald, a herbalist, to 84 months imprisonment with hard labour for raping a 21 year old woman who went to seek traditional medicine from him.


According to Mangochi Police Station Prosecutor Inspector Efford Kamphonje, the incident took place on 1st September 2017 when the woman approached the convict to seek for marriage reconciliation charms.

It is alleged that the convict instructed the woman to sit naked on a clay pot and later pushed her on to the floor and forced himself on her.

The matter was reported to Makokola Police Unit where medical report was issued and the results from Koche Health Centre confirmed that she was indeed raped.

First grade magistrate Ronald M'bwana gave the convict 84 months in custody saying that the accused took advantage of the victim's desperation to abuse her therefore this sentence would serve as a warning to other herbalists who take advantage of people that go to seek help from them.

The convict, Frank Mc Donald hails from V. Makunula T/A Nankumba in Mangochi district.

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