Blantyre mob torches suspected thief

A  young man has died after being beaten and set alight by an angry mob in Blantyre  who accused him of stealing the handbag which contained two smart phones, money amounting to K40,000 from a lady at Chinyonga bus stop.

Suspected thief torched, murdered
Suspected thief torched, murdered

Police confirmed about the gruesome killing  and said the remains of the deceased to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH).

Particulars of the deceased were not independently verified.

Malawi has seen the rising cases of mob justice across the country in recent times.

President Peter Mutharika recently  expressed shock, and spoke out against the plight of mob justice.

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) Acting national Secretary, Martin Chiphwanya also added its voice to condemn mob justice and warned that people should not take matters into their own hands.

“It is worrisome to note that people have resorted to mob justice whenever the alleged cases of theft, robbery and witchcraft are reported in communities while we have courts and police officers,” Chiphwanya said.

Chiphwanya said law enforcement should make more of an effort to gain public trust so the public can desist from taking matters into their own hands due to distrust of the courts.

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Chakhaza/Chintchewere
4 years ago

The police and courts treat these thieves with kid gloves. The best way is either to kill or torch them alive. This will slowly, but surely eliminate the thieves one by one because the one killed will not come back to haunt the people again, make them kanyenya for stray dogs to feed on.

Thief 1
Thief 1
4 years ago

Tiziba ndikukuphaninso mozizimutsa. We will revenge!!! Get ready!

Justice must be seen by people
Justice must be seen by people
4 years ago

justice has to be seen by people that it is delivered. Unfortunately our police and courts have in many cases I can site here failed to demonstrate that they can deliver justice hence this inhuman resolution. Unfortunately this reflects badly a failure by the government of the day. The question is where is the Home Affairs minister doing ? I wish the president started sacking non performing ministers

ineyo
ineyo
4 years ago

I like #3 kohl drogo! we all win in the end! I have liked the way u have linked the win-win scenario.

Amene mukuti we are still living in the past! thanks but how about thieves themselves in which century are they living? Tiotcha basi mpakana adzapeze polekera. Just wait nanunso mudzabedwerepo kenako clap hands for these thieves for stealing from u. MOB JUSTICE IS THE BEST FOR THE TIME BEING BECOZ: police and courts blot trustworth!

Gay Envoy
Gay Envoy
4 years ago

Job well done! this is the only solution to eliminate these thugs.

mchonalanga
mchonalanga
4 years ago

no 12 ndisamale. uzaziona

hoitty
hoitty
4 years ago

Koma mumangootcha lone thief bwanji? Awa samaopsya ngati mbava zagulu zimabwera 17 usiku zija. I look forwad to the day pachigulu pawo paja pazagwidwe anthu 8 ndikuwachita brai Nsanje style. Amene aja amajayila kobasi chifukwa amadziwa kuti anthu sadzuka kuzathandiza

Mr Blantyre
Mr Blantyre
4 years ago

That’s the only way to go Chinyonga residents. Police too much corruption kungom’pitisa ku Police wakuba akatuluka lisanathe tsiku. KUOTCHA BASI.

wakuba aphedwe
4 years ago

palibe zoimvera chisoni mbava apa tiyeni nazo ndi anthu aupandu amenewa .enanu mukuyankhula shit bwanji?stupid

Nzika Yokhumudwa
Nzika Yokhumudwa
4 years ago

Mob Justice Z The Only Way To Remove These Unwanted Pipo,

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