Albino woman murdered in Kasungu: Malawi Police hunt for killers

Malawi Police in Kasungu district are looking for three suspected murderers who allegedly killed a 53-year-old albino woman last month.

Edna: Police hunting for the three suspects

Edna Mzingwitsa: Police hunting for the three suspects

The law-enforcers are hunting for Masautso Phiri, Bonface Banda and Aaron Mwale, all from Zifa village, S/T/A Chisinga in the district.

Kasungu police Public Relations Officer, Edna Mzingwitsa told Nyasa Times, the suspects had tricked the deceased before killing her.

One of the suspects, according to Mzingwitsa, is a brother to the victim who has been identified as Eunice Phiri from Bokosi village, T/A Kaluluma in the district.

”On 23rd January, 2016 one of the suspects Masauko Phiri came with his two friends to the deceased’s house and tricked her that her son based in Zambia was about to commit suicide and they had come to fetch her,” explained Mzingwitsa.

”He (Phiri) even told her that their elder brother in Zambia had some bags of maize for her”.

The deceased agreed with the suspcts to go to Zambia along with her eight-year-old son who is also albino.

”They started off using the route which passes through Kasungu National Park. On the way the three suspects attacked the deceased but her son managed to escape,” added Mzingwitsa.

The son managed to reach home using the same route.

But whilst at home, Mzingwitsa said, the son could not explain properly what had happened.

”Instead people thought that his mother sent him back. Upon seeing that the deceased was not coming back home they became suspicious and sent somebody to check for her in Zambia but her
elder brother said that she did not visit his home”.

The deceased’s body was found by a cattle herder on 28th January. The body was found lying near a big rock within Kasungu National Park.

”Since the cattle herder was aware of her disappearance, he reported the issue to Zifa village headman who took up the matter with police. Police visited the scene and found the body in a decomposed state with both arms chopped off”.

Medical examination established that the deceased died due to severe loss of blood.

Police have since vowed to leave no stone unturned until the three fugitives are brought to justice.

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13 thoughts on “Albino woman murdered in Kasungu: Malawi Police hunt for killers”

  1. SAMEZ says:

    HOO GOD! LOOK DOWN FROM HEVEN!!

  2. Zanga Phee! says:

    Please the so called Edina Nzigwitsa be in uniform when taking pictures of such serious issues.I mean we talking of life of somebody here.Please next time wear uniform take a good picture tell us your stand on the issue.See my name

  3. Wisem f says:

    Offer them hard punishent

  4. Village man says:

    sad to here my village men doing that……stiff punishment needs to be given….this is inhuman. .God heal my village.

  5. OR says:

    mwinatu we r living in time the bible said a brother ll kill a brother

  6. xodar says:

    chop their hands too n leave them die slowly

  7. Foster Mukona says:

    Police Needs To Offer Stiff And Stout Punishment To These Killer For Others To Erudite FORSTER MUKONA- PHALOMBE.

  8. Lens K says:

    Lack of force.

  9. Amosi says:

    Kamuzu uja samalakwa kunyonga oterewa aziphedwa basi

  10. Mom says:

    Chilango chikuchepa

  11. Sibweni says:

    These people should be killed as well.

  12. Ellias says:

    Chilango chikuchepa nchifukwa chake anthuwa sakusiyayi

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