Council chiefs chair speaks against mob justice over ‘bloodsuckers’

Chiefs Council chairperson Paramount Kyungu has advised people to desist from killing people or destroying property of people suspected to be blood suckers.

Kyungu: Don’t take the law into your own hands no matter the gravity of the case
The country has in the past days experienced unprecedented attacks on people blamed to be blood suckers, people who allegedly kill other people by sucking their blood for witchcraft purposes.
The powerful Ngonde chief said he will soon be calling for a meeting of chiefs in the country over the matter.
“I have just received this information that there are killings and damage of property over the blood sucking issue. I will be calling for a meeting of chiefs to chart the way forward,” said chief Kyungu.
In Mchinji, villagers burnt to ashes a vehicle which Council officials were using to collect data on a food security project.
Just on Sunday, some villagers in Dowa burnt to ashes a minibus whose owners were suspected to be blood suckers.
In Karonga, irate villagers vandalized a police station after accusing the police of shielding suspected blood suckers.
Chief Kyungu said there was need for urgent action to address the situation before it gets out  hand.
“There is great need for massive civic education and sensitisation of the people on the matter,” he said.
Police are yet to effect arrests on the matter but warned people against taking the law into their own hands, stressing that once found, the police will not spare them.
The blood suckers issue started in Zambia where over 50 people have been killed in connection with the myth.

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3 years ago

kunali odula mabele, olo mavalo aazibambo
nacipanti, mwini ankasambila mu mphika anapita ngongolwa
opha ma alibino
blood suckers

Acheya oyeeeee
dpp oyeeeee

nde tinenenji

Peter Mithi
Peter Mithi
3 years ago

Let us see how he handles the vendors this time. I thought this decree should have come from the head of state. Is Mutharika sleeping on the job? Is the may going to close Bt boarders since he has no jurisdiction of other districts’ movements?

Idioterne (the idiots)

The mob always gets it right.

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