Mother kills baby, dumps her 5 children into deep well: Malawi Police launches hunt

Police in Malawi’s northern district of Mzimba have mounted a hunt for a 31-year -old woman identified as Mary Moyo who is alleged to have killed her six-months-old baby by dumping him together with his four brothers in a deep well to die there.police image

Mzimba Police Public Relations Officer, Constable Gabriel Chiwona says the woman, forced all her five children to drink a pesticide known as sorighnum before she pushed them into the deep well.

He says the six months old baby boy drowned while his four elder brothers managed to come out of the water on their own and rushed to the village to inform the elders.

“Villagers rushed to the scene but it was too late to serve the baby who was dead by the time,” added Chiwona.

Meanwhile, the four survivors aged between 4 and 14 have been admitted at Mzimba district hospital but are said to be in critical condition.

Both the suspect and the victims hails from Simeon Mvula Village, Traditional authority M’mbelwa in Mzimba district.

Cases of this nature are rampant in Mzimba despite several interventions from the police that aim at raising awareness on the dangers of such malpractice.

“We have been conducting sensitization meetings as one way of reducing cases of sudden death and murder but the statistics are shocking”, said Chiwona.

Mzimba district has been grappling with cases of murder and sudden death and many of these cases have been registered in the area of Inkosi ya Makosi M’mbelwa.

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48 thoughts on “Mother kills baby, dumps her 5 children into deep well: Malawi Police launches hunt”

  1. Botha says:

    Anyone who killed other pipo also him/her must b killed the bible says that

  2. mathanyula says:

    guys chonde chonde point of correction anthu aku mzimba si atumbuka they are ngoni and aku nkhatabay ndi atonga aku karonga ankhonde and chitipa asukwa and other languages pomwe aku rumphi nde atumbuka

  3. KOMANSOTU ATOLANKHANI ENANU NDI ZISIRU MWAMVA? MUSATIPEZERERE. MUKUTI WINAYO NDIWA ZAKA 14, WAZAKA 14 ANGAPONYEREDWE MU CHITSIME? SIWAKULA KUFIKA POTHAWA AMENEYU?

    1. Yuzy T says:

      Akulu ku mzimba nisaza yayi! Mbwenuu;

  4. angoni sadandaula nkuphana paja. komabe, mwati anayiwo anatulukamo? how?

  5. agidy says:

    ruth warren ndiwe mbuzi..mwana wa tenant

    1. ruth warren says:

      Iwe agidy ndiwe mwana wa hule, you are one of these stupid Tumbukaz i see.

  6. Sabiti says:

    It doesnt matter how deep or shallow is the well our concern is on the lose of that precious life , l think there is something wrong in Mzimba which need to be ractified now to stop these horrible from happening again

  7. nazimbiri says:

    kodi atumbuka munatokhala bwanji ndi nkhani za kupha?nthawi zonse nkhani zochititsa manyazi.maboza,kupempha,nsanje,ufiti,kuba,uhule koma kunena wa ana anthu ena kusiya wawo.

    ovala thilauza ati hule,koma iwo kuvala,misala mkati.umphawi koma
    kunena anthu ena kuiwala wao.timanyumba tawo kulonjelera kawiri pa mwezi umodzi.lero nzanu watopha mwana,nkhandwe zachitumbuka oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  8. Ndanena says:

    Ndamva Chisoni Zedi Koma Mai Ameneyi Alibe Misala?

  9. Tryness says:

    Well, now that’s something…… How did the four children get out of the well again? i mean its a well, aint those things deep like deep?…. #not that am not happy they came out, just curious though#…..koma anyway, if it was in the early hundreds that woman would have been hanged for that…..paja pano its the 21st century , how many years for that again?….2?…

  10. J.C says:

    The Reporter has said that the four children had managed to come out of the well and they run to inform the people,contrary to this statement you say the four are in critical condition at Mzimba Hosp.Did i get you right mr reporter?

  11. Ida says:

    Ruth Warren, i would urge u to read and reflect on the Word of God in the book of Revelation chapter 22 the whole of it.

    1. ruth warren says:

      Iwe Ida if you are full of religiosity keep it to yourself wanva? pathako pako mxiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  12. Ida says:

    Ruth Warren, May God forgive and transform u completely? Otherwise i can feel ur days are numbered. God hates those pple who are arrogant and pompous.

    1. ruth warren says:

      My days are numbered? And yours are increasing? You want to threaten me? Osamangonyengana ndi ka prophet kamakunamizako bwanji? kkkkkkkkkk iwe ndi Mulungu? Musamamutenge Mulungu ngati ndi nzanu mwanva? Iwe ndi galu wamunthu weni weni and i hope you are one of Tumbukaz just go kutchire ukanyere wanva paujeni pako wanva, usandikwiyitse wanva. Just shut up and mind your shit mxiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. Wandiyamba dala

  13. James says:

    shame to must go to mumbelwa coz he dont take control his area & tht women if u leave her without teaching alesson mumbelwa u’ll go to serve ndende.

  14. Ian Davie says:

    Why allowing devil to dominate in your heart? Yo Chimanga kulola opanda mano. God for bead.

  15. boston mlotha says:

    how the 4 children managed to come out of the deep well ? How deep is the well ?

  16. Malipeya says:

    If this case is true, the Chief Mbelwa and Police akuyenera kupeza njira zabwino zofufuzira ka azimai zikwa zomwe amai akuchitira izi. Ine malingaliro anga ndioti mwina she was reacting to lobola by killion all the kids to leave the husband with none. Pakusoweka kafukufuku wakuya kuti anthu m’bomali athandizidwe.

  17. johntembo Kuffor says:

    atumbuka kukonda kuchindana zedi.

  18. Tengupenya says:

    Sad.

    1. Kwame says:

      Musangoti atumbuka atumbuka mtundu umenewu wa ku mzimba ngwa chingoni ochokela kwa Mfumu ya xenophobia ku kwazul natal who run away from tchaka the zulu cival war and settled in Mzimba, ntcheu and other parts of the north ndi mtundu nkhanza. Atumbuka ndi a ku rumphi and karonga north just to share the knowlege with you. Mumufunse mberwa akudziwa bwino bwino. And kupanga zimenezi ndi mtima wa munthu or mtundu wina ulionse pakati or kumwera utha kupanga zimenezi.

      1. ruth warren says:

        Iwe or uyesele kuchita justify who is Tumbuka and who is not as long you are from the North ndinu zitsiru baxi, mabi eni eni kkkkkkkk kulira mtumbuka

  19. Shawa says:

    Next tym u will hear that ive killed chim’chewa just bcuz he call me Atumbuka.

    1. ruth warren says:

      Unless you denounce your shitty Tumbuka label ur slaves and worse than feaces here in Malawi kkkkkkkk walira mtumbuka muhahahahahahaha

  20. tchinga says:

    Mbola

  21. Freeman! says:

    How did they managed to come out of a DEEP WELL? – Ok, grace of God! “….They rushed to the village to notify elder,, now r in a critical state,, shud we say the condition is detoriorating due to sorighnum?

  22. Baba wa Boyi says:

    Ngwaru, stop making your own inflammatory comments about “cases like these are rampant in Mzimba”

    Why don’t you just report facts. How can a 14 year old not know to protect an infant to let him drown? If you are good at making comments, a good journalist would have questioned the mental state of Mary Moyo.

    Stop this hate campaign against the north.

    “Chilikwanzako nkumati chigwile myanga” very poor reporting.

    In case you did not know the whole Mzimba is Mbelwa’s area.

  23. chembiye says:

    these are tumbukas. useless human beings with no values to consider human life as valuable

    1. Faith says:

      And how do we describe those people who snatch innocent children with albanism to kill them for riches? Mind you, these are not even their own children. And what happened in Mchinji to 3 innocent women within 2 weeks? Mmalo molimbana ndi anthu amene akukudyelani misonkho yanu masanasana! Inu maso bindikile eti kudikila nkhani zoti munyoze atumbuka. I fail in words to describe such mediocricy.

  24. short wamtali says:

    Mwanalume wali Ku Joni wali kutora mwanakazi munyake

  25. big testicles says:

    mukunamatu inu. ana ang’ono ngati amenewo sangatuluke mu chitsime. tapitani mukafufuzenso bwino-bwino.

  26. The signs for last days

  27. tchadiwiki says:

    Very sad!

  28. Chimwemwe says:

    31 years old and she has 5 children including a 14 year old? Well well well…

  29. God is Good says:

    Kuleka kusambila ndicho chifukwa ise wina Malawi tikutondeka kutukula charo chithu. Machitilo gha vinthu ghakuzukumiska vyalo vinandi, nge nighufwiti, kutola panji kutengwa wachali wachoko, kukula mu ghukavu.

    Ine nkguyoghoya makani agha nindasambile kweni mahala ghachoko agho nilinagho khuwona vinandi viwemi ndiposo vyakukondwereska. Icho chikukhumbikwa boma liyambeko ku chichizga wana kuzela mwa wapapi wawo kuti walutenge ku Sukulu.Palije icho ntchakuzirwa ngeti nimasambiro muchalo.

    Mwawabaliwane, lekani ghufwiti, Kudumula viwalo vyawanthu, panji ghuSatanic, vilije chandulo ndipo phindu, ughu mbuzeleza waka waSatana mumitima yatawanthu.

  30. Akulisinga says:

    at 31yrs five children! is she divorced?

  31. chaiwone wawo says:

    Asking for the husband is immaterial in this instance. Don’t we know its possible for a woman to have children without having a husband? Don’t we know divorces do happen? The reporter has reported what was supposed to be reported.

  32. ELLATON CHIMTENGO says:

    simunatiuze chifukwa chomwe amawaphera?

  33. ruth warren says:

    kodi inu atumbuka onyera mu tchire tamayankhanitu? few days ago u were busy revering chunga kuti wawina u areal chairman wa dzimano ngati khasu la tractor uja now come out to celebrate ur culture of killing each other, come make noise anthu opusa inu

    1. kadamanja says:

      Go clean your ass!

  34. Aganya says:

    The story needs to be finalised. Why did she do that and where is the father of the children? Momwe amabelekamo samadziwa kuti anawo afunika zakudya, zovala school etc? Amangomva kukoma eti! Fotsek amangidwe basi.

  35. ruth warren says:

    even if the husband was there anthuwa ndi atumbuka akanapangabe za manyi başi hope u not one of them

  36. ruth warren says:

    Amenewo ndiye atumbuka kutchuka ndi nkhani zonyasa agalu inu osamangonyera mu tchire bwanji? either u like it or not tumbukaz hold stupidity and idiocy of highest order I mean all of u mbwenumbwenuz including iweyo ukuwerenga post yangayi as long as ur tumbuka ndiwe nsete baxi kkkkkk yewo yewo yewo yowoyani mwakuchemezga kkkkkk

  37. ELTON KK says:

    Mayi ameneyu chilango chake ndichodziwikilatu (nayenso aphedwe basi) kumwetsa ana sorligenum anawo ndichiswe?? Atumbuka mwawonjeza .

  38. GN Phiri says:

    And where is the husband? This story is half baked!

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