IN THE HIGH COURT OF MALAWI

LILONGWE DISTRICT REGISTRY
CRIMINAL APPEAL CASE NO. 111 OF 2008
BETWEEN
ZEFATI HWANGWA ………………………………………………………………………… APPELLANT
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THE REPUBLIC ……………………………………………………………………………. RESPONDENT

CORAM

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CHOMBO, J.

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Appellant, Unrepresented.
Ms. Kahaki Jere for the State
Mrs. Kabaghe, Court Reporter
Mrs. Munyenyembe, Court Interpreter

JUDGMENT
The Appellant was charged with defilement of a girl who was 12 years
of age at the time. When he appeared before the lower court and
charged accordingly, the lower court indicates that he stated that he
understood the reading of the charge and that he pleaded guilty
thereafter. When prosecution narrated the facts of the case in court
the appellant responded by stating that the facts were correct. In the
said facts it was stated that the Appellant had on several occasions
proposed love to the girl but she refused to have an affair with him.
One day when the girl had gone to the garden the Appellant having
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