Malawi Police probe grisly trade in human body parts

Malawi Police is investigating an illicit trade of human body parts after unknown people are said to be exhuming and extracting bones from dead bodies in Traditional Authorities Chowe and Kapoloma in Malawi’s eastern district of Machinga.body parts

It is reported that people removed heels and knee cartilage from the bodies of diseased people, extracted bone tissue from these parts.

“So far, we have recorded three cases,” said Machinga Police spokesperson Andrew Mayawo.

According to one of Kapoloma one of the villagers, Hilda Njerenje, the bodies are being exhumed at night and dumped after extracting bones from them.

Police said “investigations are underway” to deal with the culprits.

It is believed that human bones are, among others, used to produce charms to make one rich, according to Mayawo.

Belief in witchcraft is common in Malawi.

Some witchdoctors say that using human body parts makes charms more powerful – for example to achieve success.

As a result, in some parts of Africa, there is a lucrative trade in human body parts.

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27 thoughts on “Malawi Police probe grisly trade in human body parts”

  1. Ndixman says:

    The problem here is people are lazy, is not about any tribe .In most of African country is common belief that ,to get rich you have to use the body parts or go to famous prothet to give you the blessings, SATANISM IS HERE TO STAY

  2. jimbo says:

    How is Malawi to progress into the 21st century when people continue to believe in and practise witchcraft? Poverty and ignorance must be eradicated as a priority if witchcraft is to be stamped out. Unfortunately religion and witchcraft tend to go hand in hand instead of being mutually exclusive. Scientific knowledge and its application is the enemy of witchcraft. As long as people persist in believing in and practising witchcraft there will be no progress. Compare Africa with Europe where witchcraft died out centuries ago.

  3. za says:

    abale hehee zoupsa mpha kufukula malilo!!komano ezi sizabwino!mwatani amlw adzafukule ntembo wanga adzawune ndidza mupha zoposa anthu opand uzimu ufiti basi!!kuposa

  4. Ngati mutawapez muwatani? pakuti mathero ankhanizo sadziwika mwinatu ndinu nomwetu.Mmayesa mumati Ufiti kulibe.kungofuna kutivuta ndi kuyankhula etitiiiiiiiii!!

  5. nankalizi says:

    Izi sizikuyang”ana mtundu ayi nanga uja anamudula maliseche ku Salima bwanji?

  6. njanji says:

    What am c ng here on these comments is only tribalism,fulfilling the prophecy of Jesus Christ,dat a nation shall rise against a nation,Thi is that awake the Lord is coming r u ready?He doesn’t discriminate in His judgment,pls repent and learn to do good.

  7. Abiti Mtila says:

    Shaa umbuli ndi kufa komwe. Kwa kapoloma kuli ayao ndipo UDF ndi imene ili kumeneko. Alomwe ali ku Mulanje Thyolo, Phalombe, Chiradzulu, BT ndiye izi zikukhuza bwanji alomwe ndi DPP. Those who are commenting against DPP and Lomwes just show how ignorant you are! Komanso zikusonyezeratu kuti mukumva kuwawa. Munya DPP mpaka 2024 wooooooooooooooo! Mudakalira simunati! One President at a time! APM ndi deal!

  8. The Rich One says:

    Amalawi ndiinu anthu omvessa chisono kobasi, mwasowa zochita kapena chani, buzy kumafukula nyasi basi ndicholinga chokakhwima mxiiii

  9. Winanso says:

    Izi za bwera ndi DPP yatsopano!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Koma kukangalika ndi JB basi!!!!!!!!!!

  10. danleck says:

    a josaya, mwaila kuti kumpoto mmatchuka ndikuzimangilila.

  11. mchewa pure says:

    Atumbuka mukuti bwanji pajaso ku Mzimba zimkachitika zoterozo ndiye musanene anzanu

  12. chekambewa says:

    kumpoto koma kukwata mapeto ake mutha muli ochepakalenso mukaona hule mumaonangati mwapeza sosege. KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK kom yaa

  13. Lomwepachakutipanu says:

    Alomwe tsopano, doing what they know best, human parts trading!!!!! DPP was busy castigating JB about security, but look now DPP is in power there is too much security lapse, up to digging of graves. Shame on DPP konseko kufuna kukhwimira upresident. Everything about you is kukhwima-kukhwima-kukhwima. Agalu inu

  14. Goodson Thindwa says:

    Dziko likupita ku chionongeko

  15. Josaya says:

    Works of Mbuli in the Southern part of Malawi. Typical of dunderheads, stagnant minds and useless non educated beings. Kumpoto simungamve zimenezo. Za umbuli basiiii. Manyaziiiii. You succeed with education not ufiti wanuwoooo. Shupitiii

  16. ZOTENGERA ZOIPA, A MALAWI TIKUPITA KUTI KODI, TIYENI TILEMEKEZE UMALAWI WATHU.

  17. False beliefs,the one who created you is the one who provide wealth!

  18. Koma kulemera nkovuta, mpaka ziwaloza munthu?

  19. Likoma Economist says:

    Nothing will happen here. Govt is NOT seriou about this crime. Police has apprehended MANY suspects, but show me 3 not 5 but just 3 who are behind bars. This business just like cashgate involves BIG fish. It is naive to think that we will win this war.

  20. MUNTHU NDINU says:

    MY GOD ! MY GOD ! May You Have Mercy On Your People .

  21. Mbanangwa says:

    How can one become rich without hard work? Hard work is a key to success, not human parts. You may get your riches through such crooked ways but never will you be happy afterwards.

  22. ma says:

    nyasa mpaka ‘diseased’! kikiki

  23. koma achawa ndì nyanga

  24. Wanganyewanganye mtumbuka says:

    Ana a satana apa simukuthilirapo ndemanga chifukwa ndi kudya kwanu. Ndichokere lusifala.

  25. gundula says:

    Most of Yao People are uncivilised? They want to get rich by trading in human parts!

    Don’t forget Kapoloma is the Village of Dr Bakili Muluzi, During the reign of Dr Bakili Muluzi women’s breasts in Chiradzulu were cut off! The outcome of that crime is unknown!And people linked to UDF were found in possession of Body Parts!

    The Yao People need Civic Education, Yao people are number 1 in Ufiti(Witchcraft) and Kuba(theft)

  26. chinena says:

    Zonzmz zokhazokha ,CASHGATE BASI

  27. mbuka says:

    shit peolple . kungodziputira mavuto. kunamizana basi.

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