Lilongwe man chops wife’s hands, gets vigilante justice

A Lilongwe couple is admitted to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) after the man allegedly chopped off his wife’s hand following a quarrel, provoking the wrath of the community who beat him up for the act.

Wife hands chopped off.

Wife hands chopped off.

Kanengo Police spokesperson Esther Mkwanda confirmed the development and identified the woman as Soflet Kagwa Falawo, 39, from Mkanda Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chimutu, Lilongwe and the man as Gilbert Falawo, 40, from Jumpha Village, in the same area.

Mkwanda said the two, who have been married for nearly 20 years, fought over eight sheaths of grass from which the wife wanted to have her share following their separation.

Claimed the police spokesperson: “The two separated two days before the incident happened on the grounds that the man suspected  his wife was going out with another man.

“The husband did not want to share the grass; hence, a quarrel ensued which resulted into the man chopping the wife’s left hand. This infuriated the community and they apprehended Falawo and beat him up severely.”

KCH deputy director (Nursing), who is also the facility’s spokesperson, Mabel Chinkhata, confirmed that the two had been admitted to the hospital, but she was yet to gather information about their condition.

Meanwhile, police have condemned the alleged act, advising that domestic gender-based differences should be referred to the police’s victim support units (VSU) for redress.

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72 thoughts on “Lilongwe man chops wife’s hands, gets vigilante justice”

  1. kasisi says:

    Koma zinazi aaa kusowapo comment

  2. Chilungamo. says:

    apapa ayi mwamuna waonjeza. Kodi akazi muziwapanga chonchi? Kulakwatu uku. Kodi ngati zavutitsitsa bwanji oxangosiyana? Hey u man wait ur jehena!

  3. chifundo says:

    This is wat we call nkhaza zophelatu, how can a real loving husband did this to a woman whom he considers a wife? Ufiti ndi umene wakula for sure. Malawians are known to be peace lovers koma izi zikutionongela CV as a nation at large, these pple need to b given coporal punishement

  4. Odala Ochibwe says:

    Bamboyu Waonjeza Koma Nkhanzazi Zikumachitika Mbali Zonse Amuna Ena Amakokedwa Maliseche Koma Samanena Choncho Ndipofunika Pakhale Lamulo Lokakamiza Mabanja Amene Amakhala Ndi Mikangano Kawiri Kawiri Azitha Chifukwa Zimakhala Kuti Nkhani Zawo Sizikutha. Kutero Nkhanza Zoterezi Zikhoza Kuchepa.Komanso Malamulo Alipo Amakondera Akazi Zimenezi Zikupangitsa Akazi Ambiri Kumapanga Mwano Kwa Azimuna Awo.Pelekani Ufulu Wokwana Kuti Amuna Azikhala Omasuka Kunenena Zomwe Amakumana Nazo M’mabanjamu!

  5. Petros says:

    Real satsanism

  6. Frazer Pondiya says:

    Lucky of humanity! Shiiiii up to hands cut off? GOD will punish u

  7. Apa cikuonmetsa kuti mwamuna ndi mbola koma mkazi ndiokongola….jelasi yakula kwa mwamuna. Anthuni Muonetsetsa

  8. malawian says:

    Mchdwa ameneyo

  9. Austin Mussa says:

    Owerenga khala maso Yesu Ali pafupi

  10. diana mantengo says:

    Very bad

  11. Mbukavu says:

    This is totally unacceptable! Besides the cause of the fight is so minute to warrant such reaction

  12. lastborn wa noma says:

    kodi amuna inu nkhaza muleka lit? Tatopa nanu,,,,mwationjeza ndipo mudzafa imfa yowawa.

  13. Shimoshimo says:

    This is very bad, this man is suppoised to get stiff panishment.

  14. God have mercy of Malawi teach them your ways.Realy we are in the last days and days are evil.

  15. NYAKWAWA says:

    THIS IMAGE SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN
    POSTED HERE………..THATS MY OPINION………..

  16. S.Mgwedula says:

    That’s inhuman people shuld familiez. Leav lyk dat?Back to the doer not me.

  17. Bristol says:

    That is the problem of harbouring bitterness. Why should he chop off wife’s hands for a simple reason of sharing bundles of grasses?

  18. Prince Mghandira says:

    Very inhuman, we need to think how can we feel if it happens to us like this.

  19. Sidix says:

    Amabungwe ioneni nkhaniyi komanso tiudzeni zoona ngati anthuwa amapereka malowolo. Nkhadza zoopsa zambiri zodulana mikono ndi ndikuphana zikuchitika kuno kwathu ku mwera ndi pakati komwe sitimalowola ngakhala kuti ife amuna timatsatira nkadzi komwe kuli kupepera. Ine ndikakwatira kolowoletsa. Izi zandiopsa!!.

  20. gama says:

    bola kungolekana basi osati kuvulazana chomcho adzabwezela yekha mulungu komaso azimayi ngati mamunayo sakukwanani ingowamasulani kujaku kuli matenda.

  21. Willie says:

    These are the works of the devil through satanism,gule wankulu,hexes,jinxes etc(compare Galatians 5:19)

  22. mike says:

    zimenezo sizabwino tiyeni tiyesetse kuti tisinthe chonde*9

  23. Bantu says:

    bamboo oyipayu pofunika akhapidwe manja onse kuti asadzaberezenso.

  24. Kaliati George says:

    That is satanism,he does not fear God,i think the man is a pagan or lets say is antchrist,vry bad

  25. Kaliati George says:

    That is satanism,he does fear God,i think the man is a pagan

  26. aaa! abale” we said life begins at forty”what’s wrong with you people? we have police,vh/gvh/chiefs,churches and other institutions can all these be failures?abale!chikatere?20yrs in marriage was enough for you to love one another.

  27. Akilly 2 says:

    Ngati sukumufuna mkazi timangomusiya, adha awa ndautsiru heavy! and he deserve a stiff punishment or mukanangomuotcha guys!

  28. bayoz says:

    The man deserve a life sentence though its still uncomparable to the pain and the disableness he has inflicted on his wife

  29. Mchewa wa kulilongwe says:

    Mchiyani amalawi

  30. lester says:

    this man must stay life in prison

  31. jimbo says:

    Such graphic pictures should not be shown on this site. The poor woman’s privacy should be respected. This is not the first time inappropriate graphics have appeared on this site. PROFESSIONAL journalists should know what is appropriate to show and what is not. Please take tis picture down at once!

  32. Yobe boo says:

    Ntchito za A Chewa zimenezi, kulephera mabanja. Dzan timamva wina waku Ntchisi, last Month, anali waku Dowa, last of last week, anali waku Mchinji. Kodi Achewa antani inu?

    Ine or akazi asowe, atha onse kungokhala mu Chewa sindingayesere dala kumu Kwatira.

  33. Mack Banda says:

    Thats exactly why I support mob justice

  34. malapwalapwa says:

    Inu ma Doctor mu ulumikizetu nkonowo tisamve kuti mwaudula pajatu mumachita matama mukavala zovala za ukaidizo ngati mumaziwa kanthu,anzanutu ma doctor eni eni ku Garden City akanaulumikiza bo bo inu ntchito koma kutumbwira ma patient ndi ma guardian basi ndikuziwa kukamiza kupereka ma ARV a expire.

  35. never givup says:

    very bad God must intervine

  36. Tiyanjane says:

    Achikhala wa ku mpoto, ma comment apa akanakhala onyoza a ‘tumbuka’. Wina wake sanawelenge nkhani ya nkazi wokhapa ku Nkhata Bay. Ndiye anangofikila kunyoza aTumbuka. Khaya anamva bwanji atazindikila kuti banjalo ndi laku Nthisi.

  37. kukukukukuku says:

    za ziiiiiii za mayizi ndiye fwefwefwe mpaka first page koma za bambo waphedwa ndi nkazi wake uja ndiye osakambapo kathu kankono ndikachaninso ndo moyo wa munthu. zopepela basi azimayi mumaika pasogolo bwanji. ndakwiya heavy

  38. dudu says:

    these ladies sometymz!!! coz when a man react thats how it ends! Both sides of the story

  39. Mavi pathako says:

    Azimayi nanunso mwanyanya – Uhule too much – Mpoto ya uhule wa amayi awa ndi imeneyi.

  40. muonosile says:

    Eni mtundu a kuchikazi mob justice akangotuluka mwamunayo

  41. Nkhondomukaya says:

    Achewa mwatani ife timaziwa kuti nkhanza zili ndi alomwe.

  42. United Party says:

    When I first watched the movie “Blood Diamonds” I couldn’t believe people would do such a thing to one another. I sort of thought it was an exaggeration until I read more about Sierra Leone, Liberia, Foday Sankoh and Charles Taylor. Little did I know this arm chopping would happen in my own country, not in war time as was the case in Sierra Leone but during peacetime, not by an enemy we don’t know, but by someone we share a bed with. This is the second case we have heard of, and God knows how many cases go unreported.

  43. Andricks Mkandawire says:

    thats inhuman behavioùr

  44. aDeaconess says:

    Cud be satanic coz amafuna kuti mwazi ukhe. Lesson to all couples. Sianani amicably ngati mwatopetsana or go fo deliverance.

  45. maxwell M says:

    Vry bad!!!!!!!!

  46. yesaya phiri says:

    may the gud lord help this poor mama

  47. andrew chalemera says:

    nayenso adulidwe

  48. Groot one says:

    Kungogawawanapo zida basi on top of that the bustard must rot in jail

  49. Wa Nzeru Wa Kummawa says:

    The other side of love

  50. Moyenda says:

    Crimes of passion. Very sad. God help us. This is a lose-lose outcome. It should not have happened in the first place. Thinking aloud: how did matter come to this extent?

  51. bingy says:

    eichi!

  52. Paparazzi says:

    Izi ndiye za chamba!! Why hack her like that?? I am a married man and have had lots of arguments with my wife – we have exchanged very bitter words on several occasions and we have twice done a ‘one-on-one’ non-title bout (kugwiranagwirana sort of …hahaha). However, in the midst of all that, we know that we do love each other and now we sit down and laugh over those moments. This is our 15th year in marriage and I would never ever think of chopping off her hands like that olo atandiuza kuti wapeza chibwenzi and she wants to leave me because i just love her so much and I always wish her the best in life. Point is: when you truly love someone, be ready to help him/ her achieve true happiness even if it means leaving you for another person. Osamakhapana chonchi iyayi!!! Zandikhudza kwambiri!!

    1. Tengupenya says:

      wa banja tu akayamba zibwezi kunja dziwani kuti pali koperewera kena kake kamene akusakasaka kunjako. Ngati inu muchita nsanje ndi chimenechi ndibwino koposa kungosiyana nonse muli momwe munapezerana. Inu muzanu asasake zomwe akusowa zoona zimenezo? Ngati mwalephera kukwanitsana, siyanani osapwetekana.

  53. Paschal says:

    Why didn’t the villagers not chop off one of his hands. Wishing the mama quick recovery.
    Wachambayo afa ameneyo. Chinzibambo chochititsa manyazi.

    1. Tengupenya says:

      Vigilante ikanangomusema nayenso (diso kwa diso). Nanga kungomuwumbuza pamene iye adadula dzanja mzake? Vigilante yapereka chitsanzo chabwino- choyipitsitsa sibwino kubwenzera moyipitsitsanso.

  54. Livulezi river says:

    Zovetsa chisoni kwambiri!!! Ma banja ngati awa kawiri kawiri amakhala ongofunirana osati a chikondi cha pasi pa mtima! Munthu oti unamufuna wekha sungamupange zimenezi. Vuto lina lalikulu ndi mabwalo athu a milandu. Amapereka zilango zochepa kwa anthu ankhanza ngati amenewa!!! Adzipatsidwa zilango zokhwima kuti ena aziopa!!!

    1. kokoliko says:

      zoona, ameneyu timva kuti 2 years imprisonment. dikilani

  55. Bigman says:

    Over reacting kulibwino kungogawana zida very bad

  56. yes says:

    please nyasatimes, some of these graphics…….eish!

  57. Clement says:

    ITS VERY SAD,VERY VERY SAD. ATAKHALA SISTER WAKO KAPENA MAYIWAKO KUPAPANGIDWA ZOTELEZI SINDIKUDZIWA KUTI MUNGATANI GUYS?
    KOMANSO INU AZICHEMWALI ATHU. AMUNA AMENE MUMAKHALANAWOWA MUNAWAKONDA NOKHA,PALIBE MUTHU ANAKUSAKHILANI KAPENA KUKUKAKAMIZANI
    PLEASE KONDANI AZIMUNANU.AMUNAFENSO TIYENI TIKONDE AZIKAZI WATHU.ZINDIKILANI KUTI PALIBE TINGACHITE MWANSELI CHIMENE MULUNGU WATHU SADZIWA.
    IYENI TIKHALE CHITSANZO CHABWINO KWA ENA,LET LOVE LEAD.

    1. Nambewe says:

      Kodi paja azibambo amalekera pa ana angati kusiya zibwenzi

  58. man gani says:

    eish!!! akaziso nanu mumanyanya, munthu ana six kumapangabe zibwezi zoona?

  59. Astute says:

    The man was wrong indeed for chopping his wife’s hand and hasto face charges. But I dont if the police has taken reaction over the community members for beating up the man who is also entitled to other human rights

  60. ROLF PATEL says:

    LEKANI UHULE AZIMAYI

  61. Alfred Minjo says:

    So sad indeed. Lord have mercy!!!!

  62. petrol kali says:

    Paul phwiyo ukuwona ma patient akugona pa mphasa mmalo mwa matress because umaba ndalama. Ukuwon zimenezi

  63. saidi says:

    Sad ,kungokambirana kapena kulekana basi osati zimenezo

  64. l says:

    lolani ntchito za amuna achimalawi ziachitire umboni

  65. joy says:

    so sad kumakambirana zikavuta

    1. TSAKHO LIMENELO says:

      This is CRIMINAL ACT and i can assure you all MALAWIANS you will see with our incompetent JUDGES in magistrate’s courts here in malawi this perpetrator will get less than 2 years or will be fined forgetting that someone’s life is at RISK watch out MALAWI.

      Sorry poor mum and i can edge JUDGES please look at this matter please and please don’t give this abusive husband LENIENT SENTENCE and i curse this perpetrator to go to JAIL for more than 8 years please JUDGES.

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