Monjeza reportedly ill in prison

April 13, 2010

The Nyasa Times is reporting that Steven Monjeza is seriously ill while being held at Chichiri prison. Oe of the reasons the article points to is the overcrowded conditions in the prison. As we have noted before, the Magistrate is expected to issue his ruling on whether Monjeza and Chimbalanga will be found guilty of carnal knowledge against the order of nature and gross indecency for holding a traditional engagement ceremony in Blantyre.

This latest report, if true, poses serious questions not only of the treatment both Monjeza and Chimbalanga have been subjected to, but also what the point is of burdening an already overcrowded prison system with two individuals who have harmed no one by wanting to share their love with each other and family and friends.

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