Irate villagers torch fishing equipment in Mangochi over magic suspicion

Irate villagers went on rampage on Tuesday, torching fishing equipment and gear worth K9m belonging to a businessman in retaliation for a drowning of a person in Lake Malawi which they blame on magic.

Torched boat in Mangochi
Torched boat in Mangochi

Mangochi police spokesperson Rodrick Maida has confirmed that some villagers have torched four canoes, four fishing boats, nets and one boat engine.

The property belongs to Limbani Mhone, a wellknown businessman in the fish industry in the district.

“What is that one of the workers of Mr Mhone fell from a boat and drowned whilst on a fishing mission with his friends.

“This surprised the villagers who think Mr. Mhone cast a magic spell so that the worker, Mavuto should die in the water,” said Maida.

He said the police were looking for 14 people in connection with the damage to the fishing property.

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CULTURE
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CULTURE

The spirit of Mtambo at work. This will only stop when Mtambo is killed.

Nthalire
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Nthalire

Truth must be told: Malawians are very angry. Any little thing these days will spark violence. APM please rise up and quell this nonsense, if indeed you are leading this nation. The trend of violence across the country since May 21 elections is worrying

Mavuzintanga
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A Nthalire its unfortunate that you are referring to somebody who is not aware of his country he may think is leading. APM is a dead man cant see cant think cant hear cant do anything sorry things will stop on their own.

Ntondo
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Ntondo

Magic? My poor Malawi.

Achiswe'.'
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The fact that belief in magic continues to thrive in Malawi is a reflection on its education system. Building secondary schools all over the country is not a solution on its own. We desperately need well educated teachers to transmit knowledge and dispel ignorance. Belief in magic should have disappeared many years ago and should not still be around in the 21st century.. When the majority of our population do not have access to TV or films, they have no idea what life is like in other parts of the world and so are ignorant of what they should be… Read more »

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Malawi being consumed by fire. The torching here has nothing to do with the reason given. Nsanje, a Malawi

MarkomX
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MarkomX

sikwawo ameneyo mhone in mangochi

Mzozodo
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Mzozodo

Exactly, sikwawo. But note that if this thinking continues, its northerners and southerners who will suffer most. Mchewa sayenda ayi. Mijomba ili mbweee even in Embangweni, Miduku etc

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
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So what about the Yaos in other district such as Nkhata bay, Karonga doing there business, should also be parted with stones chifukwa sikwawo ku North????

Think using brain @ MarkomX not your bum. If this is what should be started zosakhana mitundu then expect the Yaos to suffer alot bcoz they are the ones in all trading centers around the country operating there small kaunjika business

Analyst
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Analyst

Mtambo

Whiteboard Marker
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We should be looking for mr. Limbani Mhone. Arrest him. And make him swim.

wakalekale
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amenewonso wauza ndi Mtambo?

Chim
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Chim

Kkkkkkk

Jenala
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Jenala

Inde ka, zonsezi ndi Mtambo yomweyi