Burundian burnt to death as irate Malawi mob set his house on fire: Suspected of human body parts trade

A 28 year old Burundian national was on Friday burnt to death by an angry mob at Kambilonjo trading centre in Ntcheu on suspicion that he used to buy human body parts for cultism to acquire wealth.

Burundian house set on fire by angry mob

Chigaru: The mob set houses on fire

Ntcheu police publicist, Hastings Chigalu identified the deceased as Andrew Bosco, a Burundi national who was operating a retail shop at the said trading centre which is along Malawi-Mozambique boader.

Chigalu said on Thursday, July 12, 2018, angry villagers from Kambilonjo popularly known as Sera, descended on the deceased claiming that he and another business man, Luka Jacket were responsible for the missing and death of a five year old girl, whose body was later found with some body parts like eyes missing last week.

The development according to Chigalu resulted into a commotion which led to destruction of the deceased’s property.

“The angry mob destroyed all his  property and having done with the first suspect, proceeded to the second suspect’s premises where they damaged his house, shared household items before setting ablaze his vehicle to ashes,” said Chigalu.

He added: “Furthermore, having failed to find the second suspect at his house, the angry mob started attacking his relations claiming that they are hiding the suspect. The mob ransacked their property again and set houses on fire.”

Sensing danger as Malawians started ransacking shops from the Mozambican side according to police, a stray bullet shot by Mozambican police, landed on Precious Mofolo 25, a Malawian who died on the spot.

Postmortem results conducted at Ntcheu District Hospital revealed that death was due to damaged Cadiascular Valves which are secondary to hemorrhage.

During the fracas, one person identified as Jonas George 22, was left with a gunshot wound, sustained on upper part of his right arm who was later taken to Ntcheu District Hospital where he is receiving medical attention.

Mofolo, hailed from Malagwi village, Traditional Authority Chikowi, Zomba.

Meanwhile, the situation has now been contained by Police officers who are still on the ground, day and night making sure that peace and calm return to the trading centre.

Police have since strongly condemned the barbaric acts demonstrated by the community saying people should know that mob justice is a crime punishable by law.

 

 

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Section 65

Is this the way we would like to be treated in another country? Fellow malawians, let’s desist from this. Malawi is known for peace and not hooliganism.

Enock Kadzakumanja
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Enock Kadzakumanja

Am not surprised with these people from kambilonjo, they were really tired by this clan called Mambewe, years ago one member of Luka Jeketes family was caught red handed in the act trying to kill an old innocent woman we surrendered him to kambilonjo police after realizing that we have laws of the land to respect, three days later he was released but the old woman died at the hospital, there are other tens of evil incidents committed by the family but nothing happens they have corrupted our poor kambilonjo police now am not surprised, it now became worst with… Read more »

ndadabwa
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anthu obwera akutionjeza especially Burundi’s just because they are conducting the human body business in connection with our police. mwachita bwino amenewo. adzipita kwawo

Gerald mapanga phiri
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Gerald mapanga phiri

Stop xonophobic Malawians. Stop jealous

che nnungu
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The problem is that when people report these cases to Police investigations take too long and sometimes suspects are just released. Thats why people tale the law into their own hands

Patrick
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Mob justice is increasing in Malawi.The guy paid for being successful.Are people ever successfully prosecuted for albino killings and other killings in Malawi?

Jijo
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Jijo

The Mozambican police shot 2 Malawians, one died? What is the Malawi police or Malawi government going to do about that? Are we going to sit and watch while Malawians are being shot? Of course what the group of Malawians was doing wasn’t right, but did they deserve to be shot to death or at least be shot at?

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

These were thugs who were taking advantage of the situation to LOOT / rip vandalise where they did not saw. Let’s not condone such barbaric acts.
In fact the XENOPHOBIA in SA is a similar scenario. Lazy South African men think foreigners are stealing their jobs yet they spend all the day boozing ‘ucwala’.
We can learn from these foreigners why unlike us they are successful in businesses. Yes of course if they are criminals let them be arrested/ deported.

dyuku
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dyuku

cry my beloved country!

Concerned citizen
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Our criminal system is non existent and these are the unfortunate consequences.

People kill albinos and nothing happens to them, WHEN THEY SHOULD BE KILLED, PERIOD.

This is a very unfortunate event and also sheds light on how we have crafted our society to treat successes. How do we develop with such attitudes.

Truth pains
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Truth pains

One day when people pounce on you just on allegations and set you on fire or your relative then we will learn that mob Justice is wrong

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