By Jecina Chikwelete
Non-Governmental Organization, Chance for Change has condemned the behavior of some taxi operators that are allegedly taking advantage of vulnerable girls by raping them.
This follows the arrest of a 42 year-old man Alex Msiska and 27 year-old Dickson Makwenda, who are accused of raping young girls in Lilongwe.
In an interview with Timveni, Chance for Change Country Director Grace Tionge Waluza said the behavior is worrisome and puts at risk the future and lives of girls in the country.
She asked for collaboration by all stakeholders in making sure that the law is taking its course whenever such cases arise.
Waluza has therefore said her organization will continue providing psycho-social support to victims of violence.
According to Kawale Police Public Relations Officer, Mabvuto Phiri, one of the suspects took the victim in his car on June 26 this year from Kawale 2 location en-route to Chilinde and upon reaching Matchansi he enticed the young girl with K500 and defiled her inside his car.
Earlier this week, detectives also arrested another taxi driver, Dickson Makwenda, 27 for defiling a young girl who visited Kawale for the first time and got lost, only to meet the suspect who abducted her for 2 days and defiled her in the process.