Salome Zgambo Chibwana who is Kanengo Police Public Relations Officer said the incident happened on Thursday at Mgona and was reported by Charity Jalasi, the mother to the victim, who said was cooking when she was told by a friend that her daughter was found at the graveyard and was with the Village Headman.
“The mother rushed to the Village Headman to find out what happened and took her child home. After questioning her daughter, the child disclosed that she is feeling pain in her private parts and when the mother checked her, she saw blood on the child’s private parts,” said Chibwana
Chibwana said that the mother went back to the Village Headman to report the issue where the chief advised her to report the matter to the police.
The child was referred to the hospital where it was confirmed that the child was defiled.
The child was able to identify the suspect since she knows him by name and said the suspect took her to the graveyard where he defiled her.
Members of the general community apprehended the suspect and took him to the police the same day.
The suspect hails from Thekerani in Thyolo and will soon appear before court to answer charges of defilement.