One of the prominent Blantyre lawyers was involved in sexual harassment while allegedly beating a woman with whom he had fathered a child.
The woman is said to have been attacked by lawyer SalimThe woman is said to have been attacked by lawyer Salim
Reasons why lawyer Ambokire Salim allegedly beat the young woman mercilessly are not clear, but pictures show the lady was badly attacked with her shattered phone.
Women’s rights activist Faustace Chirwa posted photos on her Facebook wall showing that the beating took place at Salim’s residence in Chigumula, Blantyre, where the woman visited him from November 28th to December 1st.
“I heard this lawyer flogged this girl with his leather belt until she passed out.
“Whatever happened between the two of them, nobody knows because the girl was threatened not to report the matter to the police and suggested that she settle the matter without involving the police,” says Chirwa on her Facebook Bulletin board.
The letter was copied to the Malawi Law Society, the Women Lawyers Association and the NGO Gender Coordination Network.
The letter states that Salim fathered the girl and that the lawyer is a city boy who fathered female children after separating from his wife.
It is said that Salim met the girl after she lost both parents and the lawyer helped her manage the deceased estate of the girls’ parents.
This is reported as Malawi, along with the rest of the world, celebrated 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV).
Previously, Salim had also attacked the woman he had two children with and she moved from the country to the UK.
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