Minister of Gender Patricia Kaliati has expressed worry over the rising incidents of suicides due to marital squabbles, warning government would deal with men who use power to settle marital problems.
Kaliati said this at a news conference in Lilongwe following the gruesome murder in Zingwangwa, Blantyre of a 44 old woman and her 13 year old son by the woman’s husband on allegations that the lady was flirting with another man.
The killer husband also turned a gun on himself.
“As ministry, we will not sit and condone such behaviour. We had a child killed who had nothing to do with the marital problems in the family,” said Kaliati.
Police southern region publicist Elizabeth Divala said the focus is now on the man alleged to have been flirting with the slain woman, Grace Chipanda who worked as a stores clerk at Soche Anglican Church.
The police however dismissed reports that the killer husband Charles Chipanda, 52 was on police wanted list.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :