NewsNOWZOMBA (Malawi NewsNow) –Defilement cases are  increasing  in Zomba city despite a decline in the general crime rate, Zomba Police Public Relations Officer, Patricia Sipiliano has  said accidents .

She noted that child abuse and defilement cases have increased in the district most of which she said include family members.

“We have discovered that from last year, defilement cases are increasing at the station. As much as this is a bad thing, it means people are now aware of the importance of reporting such cases,” she said.

She explains that in the past such cases were not reported to police because of fear and dependence but now people especially women have been empowered hence are taking a stand.