Kaunjika vendor kills his grandparents over witchcraft, Malawi Police arrest him

Malawi Police in Southern Region district of Chikwawa have arrested 34-year-old Jasibe Mbumba for allegedly killing his two grandparents over witchcraft allegations.

Mbumba allegedly hacked to death Wilfred Mbumba, 96, and Ntchayi Mpunambe,86, on Tuesday night at  Nankumba Village in the area of sub-Traditional Authority Masache in the district.

Mbumba, a  second and clothes vendor (Kaunjika), left his business home at N’gabu  Trading Centre for his granny’s home village while  armed with a panga knife.

Whilst there, he vented his anger on the old couple, accusing them of bewitching him before he hacked both of them on their heads.

Both deceased died instantly due to severe loss of blood as indicated on the postmortem results.

The suspect was arrested Wednesday morning by the police from N’gabu Police Post.

He has since been charged with murder which is contrary to Section 209 of the Penal code.

The suspect is expected to appear before court soon after all investigations are concluded.

Meanwhile, police in the district is strongly condemn  the barbaric killing, and further urging  members of the public to desist from accusing old persons of witchcraft.

Belief in witchcraft runs deep in Malawi.

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4 years ago

This trend has gone too far I totally agree with honourable Ntaba to reinstate death penalty. This stupidity must stop forthwith just like the barbaric killing of blood suckers died down because the Government intervened so it should do same on witchcraft and wizard otherwise we are going to loose all old people. If two or more suspects can be convicted on death law, I am quite certain people will stop this nonsense.

ananveruwa akwa magodi
ananveruwa akwa magodi
4 years ago

Nkhani za ufiti ndisaname kumbaliyanga zikuchitikadi ndipo tiku zunzidwadi m’masenga, amene angatsutsane nane pa zimenezi mwina iyeyo sanakumane nazo,koma one day azaziona ndipo azasimba zeni zeni, komabe zoti otere akapezeka aziphedwa,kaya kungowaganizira tiziwapha sizabwino konse ayi,funso ndiroti kodi afiti ndi nkhalamba zokha zokha basi? ayi anatu alipo anamandwa oopsa ndithu,komaso kodi yemwe waphayo wasiyanapo chani ndi mfiti ? malamulo agwire ntchito osamupatsa belo ameneyo ayi .

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