Church and Society tells State to swiftly intervene on blood suckers killings

A civil society organisation the Church and Society of Livingstonia Synod of CCAP  has called for the swift intervention of the State in the killings of people suspected to be blood suckers.

Moses Mkandawire: If left unchecked, this can negatively affect the development in the country -Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times

Church and Society executive director Moses Mkandawire said both the police and the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers need to swiftly intervene to save lives of innocent people who are killed through mob justice.

“These rumours of blood suckers are causing these killings and fears among people.

“If left unchecked, this can negatively affect the development in the country as well as the participation of people in the forthcoming presidential election,” he said.

At least 10 people have been killed in the north alone suspected to be blood suckers.

In Dowa, 21 people, including six women have been arrested for setting ablaze Malomo police unit a week ago after accusing the police of protecting a blood sucker.

The suspected blood sucker was later taken away from the police unit by the mob and killed.

Ntchisi police spokesperson Richard Kaponda said the 21 suspects are answering the charged of arson.

Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi said people should not believe in the rumours of blood suckers.

“There has never been a person who has ever been sucked blood. This is just a myth, this is mere superstition,” he said.

Dausi said the police are hunting down all the rumour mongers who spreading false stories to cause panic among the people.

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Chilungamo Nchabwino
Chilungamo Nchabwino
2 years ago

Paranomal investigations are not a strange undertaking even in advanced societies. Malawians are not fools, if they say there is a problem then the government has to spare one or two investigators to identify the problem rather than writing it off as political propaganda by opposition. IMHO we have heard more propaganda from govt than from anyone else.

2 years ago

Moses tell also your stupid Levi Nyondo to preach against issues you raise on the pulpit. Nyondo should not only be interested where there is money. People’s lives is more important than money. The bloodshed Chakwela introduced in the country supported by Chilima, Mtambo, and Levi Nyondo is now destroying our country. These people told the youth of Malawi not to respect the police and named them Cadet. Today you are asking the same police to assist. Synod of Livingstonia come to your senses. Chakwela or Chilima will never be presidents of Malawi because they chose to work together with… Read more »

2 years ago

Blood-sucker rumours and violence is being done by opposition MCP and UTM in their desperate bid to paint the DPP government as failing on security. It’s a tactic to spill blood in order to get power. Shame on Chakwera and Chilima.

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