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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Wangonde Mwakakuti
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Wangonde Mwakakuti
5 months 28 days ago

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.

NAMBEWE
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NAMBEWE
5 months 29 days ago

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!

joshua
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joshua
5 months 29 days ago

They can hide but the conscious will haunt them for life

Henderson
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Henderson
6 months 5 hours ago

Too bad

Parallel Market
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Parallel Market
6 months 8 hours ago

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.

Jerome Achina
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Jerome Achina
6 months 10 hours ago

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

Boswell
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Boswell
6 months 10 hours ago

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

Red Army
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Red Army
6 months 11 hours ago

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

Dzina Langa
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Dzina Langa
6 months 14 hours ago

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

Tikondane
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Tikondane
6 months 14 hours ago

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.

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