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CHIEF Madzimawe of the Ngoni people in Eastern Province has demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of a councillor who allegedly defiled a 14-year-old girl of Jungu-Jani village.

Chief Madzimawe called on the public to join hands with the police in apprehending the suspect who was reported to be on the run.

The chief, who was speaking in an interview yesterday, urged people with information of the whereabouts of the suspect to secretly give that information to the police to ensure the culprit was apprehended.

Chief Madzimawe urged the police not to relent in pursuing the suspect until justice prevailed.

He also urged the victims’ family to ensure that the girl did all the medical examinations needed to have enough evidence against the culprit.

He also advised the family members not to settle the matter outside court. “We don’t want to hear stories where somebody defiles a girl then there is noise for just one month and after that we see defiler walking freely in the street.

They should ensure the suspect is apprehended and brought to book,” Chief Madzimawe.

Last week, police in Eastern province launched a manhunt for Chadiza’s Patriotic Front (PF) Bwanunka ward councillor Paul Zulu who is allegedly on the run after defiling a minor.

Eastern province commissioner of police Luckson Sakala said the alleged defilement involving the councillor was reported to Musupazi police post on October 10 and the incident was believed to have happened on October 9, 2018 around 23:00 hours.

Mr Sakala said that a manhunt was launched to bring the culprit to book.

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