Malawian woman ‘gang-raped’, brutally killed:  Assailants on the run

Terror and grief have gripped Kantimbanya village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Somba in Blantyre district after a 36-year-old woman Brenda Mujoza was on Tuesday gang raped and subsequently killed by her assailants.

Mujoza, police and family members have disclosed, was strungulated to death on the morning of Tuesday March 29th, 2016 on her way from a garden, and meanwhile her unidentified assailants are on the run.

”In the  early hours of 29th March, the deceased and her father went to their respective gardens situated in the same direction. At around 11am she knocked off  and passed by the house of her father where she told him that she was going home, and indeed she started off but only to be found dead at around 5pm,” Blantyre police Public Relations Officer, Elizabeth Divala explained.

Her body was discovered by passersby after it was thrown into a dry stream called Kadetsekani.

Post mortem conducted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) on Wednesday confirmed that Mujoza was indeed raped and afterwards strangulated, and that her body also showed she sustained several fractures.

Her uncle Siphiwe Maliherah could not hide how shocked and grieved the family is with the untimely death of their relation.

“We are deeply shocked by Brenda’s death,” Maliherah told Nyasa Times.

“We knew Brenda only as a very peaceful and a caring woman who throughout her whole life made no squabbles with anyone, such that she at no point appeared at any hearing for any wrong doing; all she knew was living in harmony with everyone.”.

Maliherah added: “As a clan, while we remain broken-hearted, we have entrusted all our hope and we will give support to police so that they work diligently, expeditiously and professionally to bring to book the suspects in this matter”.

Currently the law-enforcers are hunting for the yet-to-be identified assailants, and Maliherah has promised the bereaved family to hold their peace, monitor and follow official investigations ‘vigilantly with utmost keen’.

“Meanwhile, we are appealing to the communities surrounding Kantimbanya Village and the general public to help us in this trying moment with any crumb of information that might help police to arrest suspects in this gruesome murder. The tips can be given through traditional leaders, police even us the bereaved family.”.

Late Mujoza was married and is survived by three children.

Her burial took place Thursday in her home village.

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28 thoughts on “Malawian woman ‘gang-raped’, brutally killed:  Assailants on the run”

  1. Wangonde Mwakakuti says:

    Human Rights Activists you have spread the wrong message to the people of Malawi such that they do not know what are their rights. You better go back to the community and the whole nation in general and evaluate how much do they understand “UFULU”. I have heard no organization that has gone back to seek views on how they are using their rights. Our Human Rights Organizations are so hopeless.

  2. NAMBEWE says:

    BEFORE WE BLAME THE POLICE MAY I ASK WHY WE ARE NOT BLAMING OURSELVES FIRST? WHY IN MALAWI HAVE THINGS REACHED THIS LEVEL? WHAT IS HAPPENING SUCH THAT HUMAN VALUE HAS GONE SO LOW AND THAT NOBODY CARES ABOUT OUR WOMEN ANYMORE? HAVE WE BEEN INVADED BY GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO VALUES AND THIS IS RUBBING ONTO OUR PEOPLE? HAVE WE MISSED BRINGING UP OUR CHILDREN WITH THE DISCIPLINE AND LOVE THAT OUR DESCENDANTS DID US? MALAWI MALAWI MALAWI PLEASE LOOK AT THYSELF AND SEE WHAT WE NEED TO CHANGE ourselves beforte we blame the police!

  3. joshua says:

    They can hide but the conscious will haunt them for life

  4. Henderson says:

    Too bad

  5. Parallel Market says:

    Police Police Police, how many times have I called you? Ok. Anthu omwe apanga zimenezi agwidwe pasanathe 3 days. If these people are not caught and receive justice people will continue losing trust with Police and would probably resort to mob justice. On the same issue, where are these criminals: Ali Kaka and Misozi Chanthunya? Malawi Police, dont think malawians are fools to forget these criminals. Flush them out of their hidding places. Malawians are eagerly waiting for their trial. What about killers of one Chasowa? Police we need answers. Zimatipwetekatu ife zimenezi.

  6. Jerome Achina says:

    I like that one person who said ( ine am only sending you to meet oweluza mwansanga) kill those who kill others … Apresdent chonde lamulo lija loti ophamzake aphedwe ndtu libwelele

  7. Boswell says:

    shame ,sympathytic,cruelty,satanic,Malawians, lets love one another.RIP

  8. Red Army says:

    dziko lavunda ili ndiye poti a president ananena kale kuti alibe polobuleni ,tosova tokha basi

  9. Dzina Langa says:

    Kungowapeza amenewa ineyo can not spare them. Sure ndithu!!!!

  10. Tikondane says:

    Atsikana ndi azimayi chonde zichenjerani. Azibambowa alusa masiku ano. Musamakonde kuyenda nokhanokha olo kumapita malo akutali ndianthu. Dziko layipa! Tili kumapeto anthawi; Ambuye Yesu atsala pang’ono kudzaweruza dzikoli.

  11. Ojere says:

    A PM akuti alibe problem so whats next? Tinakuuzani mdalau watopa he will be just making promises which will not yield . Nazoni zigawengazi pamodzi nd APM

  12. Chitetezo chili kuti a Dpp? says:

    Mchiyani a Malawi?

  13. Ze Roberto says:

    Very sad! Innocent soul lost for no reason at all. Simply because he is a woman. I would certainly be forced to take part in the administration of mob just if/ when the assailants are apprehended.
    But one simple clue is that when you hear that someone was raped or robbed and then killed just know that the criminals are not from very far. They are probably known by the victim. They do the killing to avoid being exposed.

  14. ineyo says:

    Ndiye mwati once found and caught tidzapite nawo ku polisi then court? !!!. Over our dead bodies this is totally for tat. robbers and thieves mwayishocha apa basi.

    A lady without any crime to deserve such brutal punishment. May her soul haunt them now and forever!

    Mabungwe apa muli chete koma once community members akaotcha or kunyenya zigawengazo ndipomwe mudzayambe kusokotsera. Nanu mutisamale otherwise tidzati u r also a part to it.

    MAY HER GOLDEN SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.

  15. rod says:

    too bad ! may heavens judge us !

  16. john phiri says:

    Hunt them, fish them out, cut them into pieces, roast them and feed their fresh to the vultures.

  17. Progressing Thinker says:

    Malawi iz growing on danger, because people who are in charge of this corrupted nation are all SATANISTS, and they don’t care the rights of the other people, we have to find solution for this before it gets more worse

  18. MERCEDES says:

    THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING NOTHING WITH THE MURDERS THATS WHY PEOPLE ARE TAKING THE LAW IN THEIR OWN HANDS WHEN BUSHIRI SAYS THAT MALAWIANS ARE FULL OF EVIL SPIRITS HE IS RIGHT YOU CAN SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE IN MALAWI

  19. The Analyst says:

    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    Nde bwampini wina pano aziti, “Bwanji osawapititsa ku police or court?” anthu oterewa akagwidwa nkuotchedwa sichomcho?
    . . . nanga what wrong has this woman done to deserve this?
    . . . all her wrong is being a woman and vulnerable at that lone place and moment?
    This is very sad and infuriating!
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    . . . more infuriating and saddening is the time that this happened. Kutacha kale – 11 am and 5pm? This is frightening!
    . . . are we safe? Chitetezo chili kuti? Understandably, security can’t be provided everywhere, anytime and to everybody but not even the minimum?

    I feel for the husband, father and the kids!
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  20. WILLARD MUBVUMBI says:

    The people who did this are not gays. WHY the hell do you hate gays? The news is not about gays but straight people. Look what they have done now? In future dont blame gays, becoz gays do not RAPE, KILL, STEAL MONEY, COMMIT ADULTERY.
    Those Malawian pastors who were castigating gays, CAN THEY COMMENT ON THE STORY ABOVE?

    1. November Rain says:

      Kodi akulu, mmutumo zikuyenda bwinobwino?
      Pa nkhani iyi alipo wakamba za manyi a ma gay apa? Inu zimenezi mukuzitenga kuti?

      And are you being honest with yourself to say kuti gays do not steal or kill?
      Akulu inu mupite ku hospa, otherwise mutu wanu suli bwinobwino iai.
      Nde poti munthu ukayamba misala samazidziwa, tikuona ukupanga makani.

  21. Lake Malawi says:

    TOO BAD

  22. Republican says:

    Please why not kill cash gate thieves you kill an innocent mothers. She is not the one who made you poor, its the ones at capital hill who stole tax and donor money that cause you hardship.

  23. Ine says:

    Very sad story….May Her Soul Rest in Peace. koma investigation ya a police a ku Malawi…. shaaaa I think judgement tikayionera Kumwamba kwa Ambuye basi

  24. Phwisa says:

    The police should come with strategies which should help track such criminals but otherwise what we hear is ” we are still investigating” , the only activity in Malawi which has no timeframe. Kozembera. The assailants did not come from 10 km distance. People know the strange movements of some people there but they are afraid to report poopa mawa atuluka.

  25. Pepani says:

    It is time to start DNA analysis.

  26. vuntukamtokamtikamuntomundusubukusi says:

    This is why some people need death sentences

  27. spectator says:

    Human rights groups please assist the believed family now osati muzayambe kutokota akagwira ndikuotcha wachifwambayo. Muzithandiza olakwiridwanso osati ambanda okha

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