Conflict erupted between the angry residents and police in Nathanje Trading Cente in Lilongweon Sunday following reports that a man who died and buried months ago had resurrected and was being kept by the police.
It was claimed that a man who died in mysterious circumstance was spotted beating a drum at a ceremony in one of the villages and that he was picked by police.
The news spread like fire in the dry bush amongst people from the village and they stormed Nathenje police station demanding the immediate release of the ‘local Jesus’
However, commution erupted after police denied that they were keeping the resurrected person and the villagers were irked.
Nathenje police Officer in Charge John Namalenga said this happened around 16 hours and the resident went on rampage and have destroyed a lot of properties in the area including the Post Office.
“It was around 4 pm when we saw a group of angry people demanding us to release a person who has come back to life after he died and was buried,” said Namalenga.
However, the Nathenje Police boss denied having any knowledge or keeping the man.
“We did not have such person at our premise or having knowledge but after responding this, the group started violence,” he disclosed.
He said the angry group also blocked the road with burning tires and rocks apart from damaging some properties.
Vehicles passing along the Malawi main motorway M1 Road connecting the capital Lilongwe to the commercial city of Blantyre was temporality closed.
Meanwhile, Namalenga said the police managed to pacify the situation but no arrests have so far been made.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :