Malawi Police are following leads to arrest thugs who cut off the genitals of a Thyolo man Tendai Malunga of Beula village in the area of Traditional Authority Kapichi.
Malunga is battling for his life at Thyolo district hospital after his private parts were cut off by thugs.
The attackers attempted to cut off the victim’s head as he has a deep cut on his neck. The motive for the attack was unknown and police were investigating.
Thyolo Police Public Relations officer Sub inspector Edith Kachotsa said her office received a report from Sabston Folija, 75 of Shala village in the same area that the victim, who was accommodated at his house (folija’s), was attacked at Chinyama forest in Mulanje.
”It’s true that we received a report from Folija who said he accommodated the victim in his house on Thursday night but he didn’t know that the victim was attacked. He told us that he realized that the victim was attacked in the morning,” said Kachotsa, adding that it was the victim who told the police in his statement that he got attacked at the forest by unknown thugs before he was accommodated by Folija.
In addition, Kachotsa said her office was working hand in hand with Mulanje police to further investigate the matter since the incident is reportedly to have happened in Mulanje.
However to the contrary, the victim’s nephew James Elaton, 41 who is currently the guardian, views the whole incident differently.
Elaton who was besides the victim’s bed, said the police were supposed to investigate thoroughly on the matter to find out the whole truth since according to him the victim was not attacked at the forest as it is more than 10 kilometers to where he was accommodated.
“The victim is currently based in Mozambique where he is working and on new year he decided to visit his son who is living with her mother at Khave village (some walkable distance to Beula village) before proceeding to celebrate the rest of the day with us. He then realized that he will not manage to reach his destination when he decided to seek accommodation at Folija’s place who is a well-known chairman in the area,” said Elaton.
Elaton added that though it is reported that Folija was not aware of the condition in which the victim was but to him, a person who has a deep cut on his neck and private parts removed cannot walk that far.
“I am on the view that something is wrong somewhere because one cannot accept a stranger in his house without looking at him or her. Unless my uncle was not bleeding but as far as he was bleeding heavily then the owner of the house could have noticed something. In addition, the clothes that my uncle was wearing this morning had fresh blood,” said Elaton.
Elaton further explained that it was also confusing to hear the owner of the house in which the victim was accommodated that he heard about the victim’s condition from his son when he was busy in the fields.
“The chairman reported to the police that on Friday morning he left the victim at his house and went to the fields. While at the fields, his son approached and told him that the victim was screaming from where he slept. I cannot believe this. I know something happened which must be known to us,” lamented Elaton.
According to Elaton, the victim is reported to have met a Mr. Namame (a kabaza man) who is one of his friends and he allegedly told him that he met the victim in the late afternoon of Thursday who seemed to be okay.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :