Bloodsuckers saga horrify donors , clergy

As widespread claims of bloodsuckers continue to haunt southern region districts, some of the country’s donor partners and the clergy have rubbished such claims as mere myths that should not be believed at any cost.

Germany Ambassadot… Jurgen Borsch: Bloodsuckers myth affecting development

The Germany government, Danish Church Aid (DCA) and the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), jointly with the Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) condemned the killing of some people suspected to be involved in the bloodsucking saga.

Speaking on Wednesday on the side-lines of an information dissemination conference for the Nzatonse Project in Lilongwe, the trio said all Malawians should work together in ensuring that they demystify bloodsucking allegations.

Germany Ambassador to Malawi Jürgen Borsch said since claims of bloodsuckers started making rounds in the country, donor partners’ works have been affected as they could not go to the southern region to implement their programmes.

“For us, there is no doubt that this is just a myth and based on other reasons why people are behaving that way. We need to all work together and say the same message that there are no bloodsuckers,” he said.

Borsch pointed that the allegations of bloodsuckers are hampering development as well as the security of many Malawians.

He asked the clergy and other vigilante groups to unite and strongly condemn the attacks.

Danish Church Aid and Norwegian Church Aid country directors for Malawi concurred with Borsch saying the allegations have the potential to spread nationwide and hence bring fear among people in the country.

“It is imperative for such conferences where there are a lot of stakeholders from different backgrounds to start condemning and telling people the truth that these allegations are just mere fabricated myths.

“There is completely no proof that we are having blood suckers in the country,” Finn Petersen said on behalf of the two Church Aids.

Secretary General for Evangelical Association of Malawi, Reverend Francis Mkandawire said Malawians should first address the root causes of these allegations so that they do not resurface again in future.

He suggested that a commission of enquiry be instituted to established root cause and lasting solution

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Majoti
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What has the clergy done about this and what are they doing about this Issue save for the barking on behalf of these donors? The fact is there is no blood sucking taking and those perpetrating the murders in the name of dealing with bloodsuckers are just pure criminals and l would call on the government to charge them with murder – pure and simple – and jail them let them rot in prison. Government simple has to set an example with the people that have been arrested and jail them for murder and l bet you my bottom dollar… Read more »
Mvxtnm
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Chief Ngongolimwa scares his people that there are blood suckers in his territory. He should come out and say the truth. He ahkuld brong forward the blood suckers. Mfiti amazibweresa powonekela kuti tiziziwe. Osamangoti ine nde mfiti yayikulu, kuaopseza ndi a president omwe. Umbuli suzatha koma ndi mafumu otere kuwapasa mpata oti ayankhule ku dziko lonse pa wayilesi. Azingoyankhula pa radio mulanje, thyolo ndi madera amene amalaulira. Zoterezi zizamamveke kwathu ndipo pafunika kuti ma radio and rv atuluse uthenga wopepesa chifukwa chowulusa uthenga woti utha kubweresa mpungwepungwe pakati pa anthu a mwa Ngongolimwa komanso poti uthengawo unakamveka kwa anthu oti… Read more »
Wanu
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This issue of donor dependence should really stop. We always threatened by withdrawal of donor support for every little thing that happens in the country which needs local solutions. How are these two issues even connected unless those in the employment of the donors are the suckers.

babajobayi
Guest

Utsi siumafuka popanda moto. You Malawian brothers on the ground, please tell us who we are stuck in diaspora the truth about this vampire issue… There’s more to these allegations than just to rebuff it as a myth… The authorities need to get to the very bottom of this(0fcourse without establishing a commission of enquiries etc), otherwise chaotic days are awaiting our once a warm heart of Mother Africa

Mphwache wa Bingu
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No need for a commission of inquiry apa. The fact is that there are no blood suckers. These stupid rumours have been there since time in memerial. The rumours increase with poverty levels and mostly those who claim to be sucked blood are poor people and the blood suckers are the well to do in society. Its typical of poverty here.

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