Angry mob kills tobacco thief –Malawi Police

A 28-year-old man identified as Chimwemwe Jimmu, has been murdered by an angry mob after being caught stealing tobacco in Kasungu district.

Edna: Confirmed the incident

Edna: Confirmed the incident

The incident, police have confirmed, occurred during the night of Sunday 21st February, 2016 in Chamkoma Village,T/A Santhe in the district.

Kasungu police spokesperson sub inspector Edna Mzingwitsa told Nyasa Times that the deceased was caught stealing tobacco from Noah Phiri.

He was assaulted severely by an angry mob after Phiri had shouted for help.

Well -wishers rushed him to Chigodi Police who referred him to Chigodi Health Centre where he died while receiving treatment.

Postmortem examination conducted revealed that death occurred due to internal bleeding.

The deceased hailed from Chitakwala village, T/A Chidzuma in Kasungu district.

Meanwhile, police are investigating the matter.

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12 thoughts on “Angry mob kills tobacco thief –Malawi Police”

  1. Chambakata S.Y. says:

    Sub-Inspector Edna, I wish I had a mazda bongo and you were a traffic police, such other silly traffic officer manning themselves with speed cameraz…Then I could overload it with 25 passengers and deliberatly cruise at 140mk/hr eveyday while passing you. In so doing, I cld hope you will detain me each and every day so that I can have an opportunity to talk and ‘negula’ with you. Sub-Inspector Edna, I guess ku Polisi kukoma kugwira ntchito bcoz of u, am so inspired…

  2. Jabulani Mudede says:

    Iiii the photo of the deceased is in bad taste, i think Nyasa times must give people a warning so that those of nervous dispositions will not open the page, warn people that reader discretion is advised….just that. You can’t post such a mutilated body to people without warning them of it’s potential negative effects to them. I hope muchapa gadzirisa next time

  3. Jabulani Mudede says:

    Kuraya munhu nenyaya ye fodya here varume, kasi ku Malawi hakuna ngozi kani ?

  4. Chambe says:

    Mob justice. Mob, mob and mob. Where people gather, they loose thinking and act uncontrollably. This is what happens even in planned political demos. Worse still when the demos are anger driven, there is always loss of life and injuries.

  5. RAHEEM THABO says:

    Ngat Anthui Akufika Polanga Okha It Means They Have Lost Trust In Our Police Chilungamo Chikuwasowa Akamugwira Lero Mawa Umva Watuluka Alibe Mlandu.Ndizinthu Zoti Zikhoza Kuvulalitsa Anthu Ena Osalakwa Chifukwa Chongoganizilidwa

  6. ineyo says:

    A warning call to all thieves! Police don’t even bother launch an investigation after all some of you are also hard criminals and get involved in some malpractices.

    Thieves must be killed why should we take them to the police and just few days they are realised either on bail or watch out!

    Top hand nawo basi.

  7. 2016 welcome says:

    Caught in the act. That’s occupational hazard. Such thugs are notoriously dangerous when they are the first to see the owner of target items. Remember what happened to the 60 year old guard in Mulanje who was killed in cold blood by thugs because of three goats.

  8. Zanga Phee! says:

    This is the outcome of hunger, government to blame in this context if we look at the picture it clear shows that he is young and obviously he did this to earn a living. The judgement was too strong as well.Please Police clear this mess.See my name.

  9. Winston Msowoya says:

    It is sad indeed to see such horrible image in our country after five decades of nationhood.This victim of jungle-justice confirms that our government has failed to protect its citizens because the leaders are busy protecting their loots and their political positions.We need authentic and patriotic leadership and not these political excursionists,they are here to enrich themselves and their bed-fellows.

  10. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    People usually ignore very simple, but necessary rules of life . . .

    If you are caught shagging another man’s wife, you will be panel-beaten . . .
    If you are caught stealing, look at the picture . . .

    Simply stated: “As we sin, so do we suffer.” – The High Septon (Game of Thrones)
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    More often than not, the mind of a thief or philanderer or evildoer, underestimates the probability of risk of being caught. It is important to remember, however that . . .
    “What can possibly go wrong, does go wrong.” – Murphy’s Quantum Law

    Other evildoers find comfort in the fact that if God is to judge them, it will not be now but at some far-away-distant future time. They therefore wear the “its ok” garment and partake evil with a mind so free and a smile so wide, that evil is no longer looked at, as such. But . . .

    “I shall tell you a great secret my friends. Do not wait for the last judgement; it takes place everyday.” – Albert Camus (French Philosopher)
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  11. KK says:

    THIS IS DISGUSTING WHY HAVE LAWS IF WE CANNOT USE THEM. WHERE ARE THE LEADERS?
    UNLESS THIS HORRIBLE SITUATION IS ARRESTED MANY MORE WILL SUFFER UNJUSTLY.
    CAN YOU IMAGINE THE SITUATION WHERE MURDERERS ARE KEPT SAFE BUT THIEVES ARE
    KILLED ON THE SPOT. IS THIS JUSTICE? IS THIS WHAT MALAWIANS WANT IN THEIR LAWS?

  12. Myao says:

    Police are investigating the matter – here the thief is the main witness – apolice musavutike.

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