Nkhata Bay’s First Grade Magistrate’s Court last Tuesday sentenced renowned witch doctor Watson Kamanga, 35, to a 12 year prison sentence with hard labour for defiling a 15 year old girl. The State told the court that it all started on November 24 2016 when Kamanga offered to help the girl who was suffering from Nephritic Syndrome (Kidney Disease).
The court heard that the convict took the girl to his house supposedly to provide her with traditional medicine, but ended up having sexual intercourse with the victim. Kamanga was found guilty after the State paraded four witnesses who testified against the witch doctor.
During mitigations, Kamanga apologized to the girl’s parents and said a prayer for mercy. However Anthony Banda jailed the witchdoctor from Ubale Village in Timbiri for taking advantage of the victim’s illness.
This is not the 1st time such a character has taken advantage of unsuspecting and desperate victims across the country. Everyday Malawi’s newspapers are flooded with classified adverts for Traditional Healers and Witch doctors promising same day manhood enlargement, cures for per-mature ejaculations, love and marriage problems and dubious claims of virginity restoration for women.