IN THE HIGH COURT OF MALAWI

LILONGWE DISTRICT REGISTRY
CRIMINAL APPEAL CASE NO. 65 OF 2008
BETWEEN
MANUEL PETER ……………………………………………………………………………… APPELLANT
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THE REPUBLIC ……………………………………………………………………………. RESPONDENT
Being Criminal Case No. 9 of 2008 before the Chief Resident Magistrate sitting at
the Chief Magistrate’s Court – Lilongwe.
CORAM

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CHOMBO, J.

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Appellant, Unrepresented, Present
Mr. Chiundira for the State
Mrs. Kabaghe, Court Reporter
Mr. Kaferaanthu, Court Interpreter
JUDGMENT

The appellant was found guilty of defiling Martha Khosa, a girl under the age of 13
years after a full trial. The appellant’s appeal is basically on twoe main grounds.
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(b)

That the sentence is excessive.
He looks after his grand parents and children.

However, when the appellant took the stand in court he stated further that he
does not agree with the conviction and that the sentence is harsh.

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