Watchdog condemns Malawi torching over witchcraft claims

Malawi human rights campaigners, Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) has condemned  the Nsanje  District’s gang which burned seven men to death for allegedly possessing human bones intended for use in witchcraft.

Man left to burn to ashes in Nsanje

Man left to burn to ashes in Nsanje

The incensed mob attacked the suspects then set them on fire using petrol.

CHRR executive director Timothy Mtambo said the torching is unacceptable and criminal for citizens to take the law into their own hands.

“The right to life is non-derogable,” said Mtambo, appealing to Malawians to report people suspected to be in conflict with the law to the police and traditional leaders.

“We should love one another. Citizens are employers of governments and if they feel that the police are not doing their job well then they should demand for better services, procedures in such cases must be followed,” said CHRR boss

Nsanje police officer Kirby Kaunga said law enforcers are still “investigating the matter.”

Villagers say the men were in possession of human bones.

He said the six are Hamadi Haru, 30, from Khembo Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mbenje in Nsanje; Obedi Walani Alfazema, 30, Chimwoza Village, T/A Ngabu in C h i k w a w a ; Fr i d a y Fransisco, 30, Sijini Village, T/A Mbenje; Dumingo Aniva, 30, Ndenguma Village, T/A Malemia in Nsanje; Chinamulungu Dingala, Dumba Village, T/A Tengani in Nsanje and Phillip William, 34, Mphanda Village, T/A Ngabu.

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5 thoughts on “Watchdog condemns Malawi torching over witchcraft claims”

  1. Dpp_supprter says:

    This did not happen since malawi is a God fearing nation

  2. Ineyo says:

    aboma akuziwapo kathu PA kuphedwa kwa ma albinos sii zasin’ganga za boza. Azungu ma.Chinese akutuma athu,there’s no such.RItual its stanic athuwo abgotumidwa chabe palibe anapitapo kwa witchdoctor kumuuza tifuguna ma parts ama albinos band inayake yaku Canada inaimba nyimbo called black albino bones.muzavere muzaziwa kuti sii asin’ganga ndaa azungu

  3. Funzo says:

    Another bad photo. A disgrace.

  4. anadimba says:

    if its true,that they were found with human bones, i support the idea of torching them,palibe mulandu.anthu a ku machinga ,pangani campaighn ya annthu opha ma allibino. Muwapeza mulungu akuthandizani, mukawapeza wootchani basi. No mercy upon the devil. Some of you have an idea,no police ku Malawi ya corruption. No judges very corrupt

  5. vendor says:

    The burning is justified. these are the guys who are killing albino people. inu a CSO u have better issues to handle than this mxiiii

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