Karonga village headman hacked to death: Witchcraft wrangle

A 56 year old group village headman Mtende of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kilupula in Karonga was hacked to death Tuesday allegedly because of a wrangle between him and his acting on accusations bordering on witchcraft. death1

Nyasa Times understands that the wrangle was responsible for six mysterious deaths in the month of August alone.

Enock Livason, Karonga Police Publicist confirmed the death and identified the name of the deceased as Alfred Mwangosi, and that he was dethroned in 2010 by over undisclosed reasons.

“He was told to resume his services this year but the development did not go well with the one who had replaced him as acting chief. He mobilized a gang to kill the deceased,” explained Livason.

He added: “On Tuesday the deceased went to the house of his rival to resolve their disagreement in order for him to take over the chieftainship but unfortunately upon arriving a gang started hacking him and he died eventually.”

Six people have been arrested in connection to the murder.

Arrests for couple’s mob justice

In a related development village headman Mtendere of T/A Kyungu was arrested Tuesday on suspicion that he mobilized villagers to set ablaze a house alleged to have been belonging to couple alleged to be practicing witchcraft.

The murdered couple is identified as 76 old man Taipi Vinkhumbo of Mtendere village Traditional Authority Kyungu and a 65 old woman Marinara Vinkhumbo of Mwanyesha village in the same area.

Karonga District Council chairperson Patrick Kisyombe said the council will come up with by-laws to protect people accused of witchcraft, saying some of accusations “are out of jealousy. “

He said: “When someone is doing well they are often suspected of witchcraft, so we need to protect people by coming up with by-laws.”

There are beliefs in Karonga that people breed magical crocodiles to attack their enemies. A number of people have been victims of crocodile attacks allegedly initiated by their foes although there is no proof.

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Mayi
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Professor Dr. James Napwiri Phiri
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Professor Dr. James Napwiri Phiri

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LOPUSA NDIBOMA LAMALAWIIIII LIKUDZIWABWINO KUTI KUMALAWI KULI UFITI ,AND KULIBE LAMULO.NDE ANTHU AKAGWIRA OR KUONA MFITI ,AZITANA,? MUMADZIWA KUTI ANTHU AMBIRI AMWALIRA CHIFUKWA CHOLODZANA? AND MUKUDZIWA.MUNGABVE BWANJI INU MULIMWANA NDIKUKULODZERANI MAKOLO ANU ONSE?KODI KUPARLIAMENT MUMATANI? OSAMAONA KHANI NGATI ZIMENEZI? STUPID ! BOMALAMALAWI KOMA KUBA KAPENA KUONJEZERA MALIPIRO AWO.

Akyaloli
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Mtemi wipe out the whole village of Mwantende kwa Songwe.Yabania ikusu between Mwasulama and Mwangwala.Bikututamyaga bwila aba linga mubalekile ikisu.Banya Mwantende bikututamya twe banya Sakabanga kangi bikutukosya isoni.

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chamba achinyamata mpaka kupha mfumu ????

Charles wa Mndondo
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This has nothing to do with a tribe or district! It Is the condition of the human heart, whose solution only CHRIST can provide!!! If everybody at individual level can surrender his/her heart to CHRIST, people’s behaviors at individual level will improve – hate will be replaced with love, forgiveness, compassion. The sin problem has spared no one, no district, no country. This time it is individuals in a village in Karonga, next time it will involve someone in Phalombe, Blantyre, Kasungu, DRC, Texas, etc. Those who read papers and watch tv and are objective will testify of the moral… Read more »
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Thats inhumanity not tribes wake up guys

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