Mother brutally kills her 3 children: Malawi Police arrest her

Malawi Police in Mchinji have arrested a 38 year old woman suspected to have brutally murdered her three sons on Wednesday, hitting each one of them with a hoe handle.

Woman who killed her three children said to have mental illness. -phot by Sarah Munthali, Mana

Woman who killed her three children said to have mental illness. -phot by Sarah Munthali, Mana

Mchinji police spokesperson Moses Nyirenda said  Violet Tilire Phiri  had a mental problem.

Nyirenda said Tilire Phiri took her three children Chisomo, 10, Limbani 8 and Richard 4 on pretence that she wanted to get them mangoes from her garden a distance away from her home.

At the garden, Nyirenda alleged, she killed the children by hitting each one with a hoe handle.

“Villagers came to know about the murders when the violent Mrs Phiri returned home with her for year dead child. This is when they traced where she went and discovered the dead bodies of the other two children,” said Nyirenda.

He said Phiri, a single mother, was found with a health passport which indicated she suffered from a mental illness.

Nyirenda, however, said she would still be taken to hospital to find out if her killings were motivated by the mental illness.

A brother to the woman Charles Phiri told Mana that the woman has a history of mental illness and she could at at times show aggressive behaviour by throwing her kids especially when they were young on the ground but would later care for them very well.

“The kids have been staying with our mother (their grandmother) but on Wednesday Violet took the kids to the farm where one by one she knocked them on the head and hacked them and then carried one of the children to her house and covered her with a cloth,” he said.

Violet who had blood stains on her clothes narrated how she killed the three boys saying she had to do the ‘deed’.

The bodies of the three children are being kept at Mchinji District Hospital mortuary.

In a related development, minister of Gender Patricia Kaliati on Wednesday told women mourners at the funeral of slain housewife Grace Chipanda, 44 and her son Gift, 13, to speak out if they faced marital problems in their homes.

Grace and Gift were killed by husband Charles Chipanda, 52 who alleged his wife was flirting with another man.

Kaliati said women should not allow men to use force to resolve marital problems in their homes. She urged the women to be steadfast and decisive, saying the murder of Grace and her son should be a wake up calll for other oppressed women in oppressed families. Charles allegedly killed his wife and son with a pistol before turning the firearm on himself, killing himself. –Reporting by Owen Khamula, Nyasa Times and  Sarah Munthali, Mana

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36 thoughts on “Mother brutally kills her 3 children: Malawi Police arrest her”

  1. Mediater says:

    Opha nzake naye aphedwe,mfitiyayikazi ndiyoumadi mtima

  2. kennis says:

    Wawa is true…….its like shooting five bullets in your own head…….how would that be possible?

  3. Makusut says:

    1 zitha kutheka kuti sanaphe ndiwowo, coz it doesn’t make any sense.mwana mozi anakathawa 2 I think its a demonic control that made her to kill those kids.

  4. CHIJOZI LUCKSON says:

    Wakufa sadziwa kanthu kulichete. Kumpha ndiye kuti sañalangidwe chifukwa sadziwa chomwe chikuchitika. Ameneyo ndiwodfunika alangidwe kuti aphunzile

  5. wawa says:

    this is not true awoman of 38 cant kill 3 children of 10, 8 or 6 at once at list one child can run away in course of killing first one and inform peolpe, needs proper investigation please

  6. BANGALA says:

    APHEDWE CHIFUKWA WAZIWA BWANJI IYE KUPHA ANA

  7. ezia says:

    musiyeni basi sakuziwa chimene akupanga mayiyu

  8. Johnstone Phiri says:

    Mad or not mad aphedwe

  9. James Mhango says:

    The Doctors who diagnosed her mental condition should be reprimanded. Mentally ill patients are supposed to be monitored. What is her history, is it violent?. Where is the husband. Sometimes economic issues of a country are disguised as mental issues. In America, gun laws are blamed on mental illness. What’s the remedy prescribed in her health passport.

  10. DADA says:

    May the Souls of the innocent children Rest in Eternal Peace.
    The mother is a VERY sick woman who needs mental health treatment and support .
    Sad.

  11. VETRAN says:

    boma i kubakira kwambiri azimayi kuyambiri ku khoti ku police paliponse mchlfukwa azimayi akutubwa ufulu wa zibambo palibe chifukwa angopherato nayeso kuzlpha a boma muyikenso ufulu wa zibambo mavuto ngati amenewa kuti anthe 2 its lack of economy mavuto a ndalama azetsa kudana m’mabanja goverment should be serious on economy.

  12. Davie Zakeyu says:

    enternal peace rest

  13. Hamza Wotch says:

    Patricia Kaliatu apa sangalankhule chifukwa wapanga mkazi nzawo

  14. Joe says:

    My goodness

  15. familymanwoman says:

    Zonse akudziwa ndi Ambuye. Wamisala, anawo, andi achibale onsewo ndi olengedwa amulungu ndipo zochitikazo zinadziwika kale ndi mwini wakeyo.

  16. Am very saddened and shocked by these death. But someone somewhere lost his balls by letting this mad woman have a jovial with powerless kids

  17. Pst K says:

    Achibale Anayenera Kumafufuza Kuti Kodi Mimbayo Wampatsa Ndani Munthu Okhala Wamisala Ndiye Amumake Mpaka Atasamala Anawo Osamusira Odwalayo Komanso Achibale Anayenela Kuwasamala Anawo

  18. Duncan Saidi says:

    OOO?

  19. Ruff Ryders says:

    Close relatives of the suspect should be rounded up and charged with Criminal Negligence for letting the mentally ill person be the custodian of the killed children.

  20. gontomois says:

    someone has gone nuts but you still leave her with the children, yahk!!!!!!!!! i blame the extended family.

  21. Vic pHIRI says:

    can we have patricia Kaliatis number….we are indeed suffering in silence.Theres alot to report madam minister

  22. Family planning says:

    What kind of Misala, pochindidwa kudziwa kuvula ndi kutowila, Amangidwe stupid woman. Most women are stupid like this, kulela ayi koma plan yosama alibenso. Tseketsani mudzikwelana bwino

  23. patrick says:

    or kuti january wavuta this is too bad

  24. TCHAMA says:

    What is the use of Mental Hospital in Zomba???? U mean Malawi can afford to loose three innocent souls at a time like this???? GGGGGGGGGGGGGod receive their souls

  25. Mavuto Mvula says:

    I agree with Eddie Gomez. Her relations were supposed to be taking careof her siblings osati kumusiya yekha kumayanganila anawo ayi.

  26. bryan says:

    Achewa vuto ndi loti azibambo you only know kupeleka mimba, bambo ana amenewa alikuti. akufuika kulangidwa naye. ( negligence).

  27. Eddy Gomez says:

    Vuto Ndi Achibale Amayiyu,chifukwa Sangalekelele Wamisalayu Kumalera Yekha Ana.Tsono Taonani Nanga,Ana Osalakwa Oti Mwina Pa Mmawa Akanazapanga Zinthu Zothandiza Malawi Akwawira Ku Kumbiya Zodooka.Aaaa!Zosakhala Bwino Izi Guyz.Mizimu Ya Anawa Ingousa Mumtendere Basi,nanga Titani Poti Zagwa Zatha……..

  28. mjiba says:

    Wamsala uyu khoti likamutaya. Mulandu ukhale kwa anthu omuyanganila chifukwa ninji wamsala amlekelela kumalera wana? Social welfare ku Mchinji kulibe, munthu mukadamlanda wana uyu mkupatsa obusa aja omalera anawa. zomvetsa chisonitu izi. Mizimu ya wana wosalakwa iwuse mumtendere

  29. The Analyst says:

    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    Observing the little, small, unnoticeable actions that we do or engage ourselves in, is one of the best and noble causes that each and every individual can do to self hence should make an effort to embark on.
    You see, a collection of these actions create a devil or an angel in us which manifests itself when madness gets hold of us, for whatever reason. That’s why when a person is so sick that mad, he or she becomes; behave strange and unnatural.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    This woman, had the choice of being madly kinder to her kids, yet the opposite is what we are at pains to learn now.
    The inclination for violence is what this woman had all along been when normal; manifested in the dementia she suffered from, later on. Others recite verses or sing songs or become poets or storytellers or dancers, when madness gets hold of them. This is what they had always been in their “madless” days.

    Thus, let us all try to live more like angels and less like devils and if peradventure, we become mad; the probability that the angel in us will come out is more than the probability that the devil will. And we shall avoid or manage the risk which is otherwise unmanageable. The opposite is true, sadly.

    Trust me: the present, is what the future is made of.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  30. The woman simply mad and should be caged at the mental block.

  31. kk says:

    Where is the father of these children?

  32. mphwache wa bingu says:

    Azibambo makamaka azilonda chonde siyani kupereka mimba kwa anthu a misala

  33. nyini riddim says:

    iwe chikaliati mamuna wako akamakwata kumbali mesa umayuza violence wen solving d problems….. chikhope cha nga papaya…..

  34. Ufulu Kachitsa says:

    Our reformed police, why arrest her if she has mental illness? This is a clear case of permanent insanity that was not being treated. There is no case here take her straight to a mental asylum.

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