Police in Bangwe have taken into custody a 34-year-old man for raping his two stepdaughters.
We will not identify the man for purposes of protecting the girls.
According to the girls, a 15-year-old secondary school student, and a 9-year-old primary school learner, their father has been sleeping with them since 2018 as a ritual to get rich.
This year, the victims got tired of their father's barbaric acts and reported the matter to police.
They were taken to hospital and after medical examination, both showed injuries and signs of possible penetrations.
Bangwe detectives then made efforts which led to the arrest of Kumbani.
He has since been charged with 'defilement' which contravenes Section 138 of the penal code, and will appear before court soonest time possible.
Police therefore wish to advice the citizenry to report anyone suspected to be doing these barbaric acts so that the law takes its necessary course.