I killed my sister, witchdoctor told me to remove her private parts to get rich… suspect tells Malawi Police

Malawi Police has arrested a man suspected to have brutally murdered his sister Janet Chitedze and had her private parts removed at Shadreck Village, in the areas of Traditional Authority Mkanda in Mchinji.

Suspect arrested

Suspect arrested

According to the Mchinji Police Public Relations Officer sergeant Moses Kajawa Nyirenda, the suspect Selemani Medson aged 21, was arrested between Namitete and Mchinji boma on Friday the 1st May 2015.

Nyirenda added that “the time we were arresting the suspect, he told us that he was searching for farming works in the area of Namitete.”

The police spokesman said after questioning the suspect, he confessed to have brutally murdered his sister because he was persuaded by a witch doctor that he will get rich.

Police said they are investigating in order for them to find out the whereabouts of the private parts belonging to late Janet Chitedze.

Nyirenda added that, “the suspect sounded remorseful and is cooperating with the Police.”

The medical report of the deceased shows that the deceased has no eyes, right breast and her private part.

Medson  will answer charges of murder which is contrary to section 209 of the penal code.

One of the human rights organization in Mchinji, Women Hope for Change, has commended the police for managing to arrest the murder suspect.

According to Executive Director for Women Hope for Change Mrs. Helen Makukula said Chitedze needs justice.

“For the past two month Mchinji has been locked with bad news like beating and defiling girls and now is brutal murder to our young girls,” Makukula noted.

Meanwhile, Malawi Minister of Gender, Children and Social welfare Patricia Kaliati has deplored acts of brutally murdering people to extract genitals for rituals.

Kaliati made the remarks on Tuesday when she visited the family of Janet Chitedze.

“Government is concerned with criminal activities occurring in the district, and we are working with the police to ensure that there is security in the district,” she said.

Kaliati who also visited a victim of domestic violence Linda Phulani, who was severely beaten by her husband in the same district on Friday last week, said it is appalling that Mchinji is in the news for the wrong reasons.

“Where is humanity? How can a man murder his own cousin and remove her private parts just because he wants to get rich? If you want to get rich work hard and venture into farming,” said a visibly concerned Kaliati.

She also condemned men who abuse their wives, saying men should take care of their families,

Senior Chief Mkanda also condemned the brutal murder.

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Ka Mnyamata

Chonde anthu aku Mchinji sinthani nkhalidwe wanu

Davie Mapwelemwe

wakuphayi komanso sing’angayo onse amangidwe chifukwa akulakwisanso kwambili ndi ang’anga achinyengo ngati amenewa


Iwe zangazatha,ukati achewa alibe zelu iwe ulindizelu?Kupanda nzelu kokhakokha.Anthu osakhana mitundu pamene muli AMALAWI.

Frank Matundu

Judge not, God hidden two things from us and these are the day of a person’s death and a way a person may get rich.

God First

Thanks the police for apprehending the suspect and is good that he is admitting to have done the killing of the innocent sister of his. May justice take its course as God is punishing him for the wrong he has done( Exodus 20:13)


Umbuli shame mw wathu witchdoctor must be arrested n lay charges for muder,a satana oipa inu


Amapanga zimenenezoyo ndi savege, osaphunzira. Munthu opita ku School sangapange zimenezo. Tamuonani nkhopeyo munthu opita ku school angapange zimenezo!!! Coz munthu opita ku school aganiza kaye kawiri katatu!!!!

Hot Iron

The witch doctor must be arrested at once. He is the one who led the idiot to kill his sister, and they both must rot in prison.


Kodi achilombo chimachi sichidzamaliza anthu? Shame on you devil


Achewa kupanda nzeru

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