Gay couple found guilty

2010-05-18 10:28

A judge has found a gay couple guilty of unnatural acts and gross

indecency after a trial that drew worldwide condemnation of Malawi’s

anti-homosexuality laws.

Blantyre Chief Resident Magistrate Nyakwawa Usiwa issued the ruling

yesterday. The couple could be imprisoned for up to 14 years.

Steven Monjeza (26) and Tiwonge Chimbalanga (20) had been jailed

since their arrest on December 27 last year, the day they celebrated their

engagement with a party that drew crowds of curious onlookers.

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