Some fishermen of Mwanyeska village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwilang’ombe in Karonga the northern district of Malawi on Sunday pulled a dead body of unidentified woman with a fishing net at the middle of the Lake Malawi when they were in a process of catching fish.
An eye witness Vunga Mwachande, who is from within the area, told Nyasa Times that the incident happened in the early morning of Sunday when they went to pull up their fishing nets at the area they usually found fish.
According to Mwachande when they were in a process of pulling up the nets they saw a woman’s dead body in it. But the body had breasts cut out.
“It was around 2 AM in the morning of Sunday as we usually do we wanted to pull out of fishing nets and when we were in the process of doing that we noticed that the net was too heavy and when we checked we found that we had a dead body of a woman without breast,” said Mwachande.
Adding that “we then rushed to inform our Village Headman Mwanyeska of the incident who gave us a spare boat to bring the person out of the lake and inform the police so that they should do their work.”
He said Police ordered them to bury the body saying they cannot do anything on the matter as it was “stinking.”
Village Headman Mwanyeska confirmed the incident.
“Indeed the fishermen in my area found the dead body in the Lake when they were fishing and I personally informed the police officers at Nyungwe police station but they told us to bury the body the woman since her identity is not known.”
District Police Spokes Person Enock Rivasoni refused to comment.
This come at a time when traditional leaders in the district are in the process of seeking solutions of ending violence as well as cases of mysterious deaths which are reported to be rampant.