Malawi Police arrest traditional doctor over murder: Gave man deadly concoction to quit alcohol

A 47-year-old man has died in Chikwawa district after taking medicinal concoction to quit alcohol, police have confirmed.

Manjolo: Traditional doctor  slapped with murder charge

Manjolo: Traditional doctor slapped with murder charge

Police, meanwhile, have arrested traditional doctor, Flora Diston for alleged murder after giving Kenasoni Salabeni a lethal concoction that eventually killed him.

National police Public Relations Officer, Rhoda Manjolo told Nyasa Times that Diston will be charged with murder contrary to Section 209 of the Penal Code.

According to Manjolo, on Wednesday Salabeni, a habitual drunkard, approached Diston to help him quit alcohol and was given a lethal herbal mixture.

”The deceased fell sick after taking the concoction and he later on died. The body has been sent to College of Medicine for postmoterm,” explained Manjolo.

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why should one get a concotion for alcohol addiction?its not own,he probably wentthere for drugs to kill himself. Serious;y, a person can stop alcohl in just minutes nt mpaka mankhwala.


This is a very sad story indeed. RIP

nyau dancer

Murder.? Thats too much. Wait for postmoterm results before you make such decisions. I hooe police will do the same with hospital personnel when ever there is a similar case

che kaphwiti

Nothing like murder here. To prove it was not murder, let the suspect take the same concoction at a high dose. if she dies, then she gets what she wanted.


Let’s wait for results guys

Mapwiya mwiripale



RIP brother

peter njala

much needs to be done .Legislations ,very clear ones, to protect these scenariors from taking place


murder charge?

Akuluakulu Ndimdambo

What happens when a petient goes to the hospital, he is given medicine and it does not work the petient then dies. Do you charge the hospital officers with Muder case? Did the deseased followed the right dosege because even asprin if you take an overdose it kills.

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