Paramount Chief Kyungu’s recent announcement that he has formed a commission to handle proliferating death crimes as well as witchcraft cases in Karonga district is a development not only commendable but also one that needs to be emulated by other chiefs country over.
That death crimes as well as witchcraft cases have reached unimaginable levels in the country is no longer far-fetched. Innocent people continue to be butchered like animals in our communities on unfounded allegations that they are into the witchcraft thing, among others. Hardly a month passes these days before a murder, courtesy of mob justice, is heard.
The formation of the commission is, therefore, a very welcome development.
As Kyungu rightly pointed out, we hope the commission will stamp deep rooted strategies that will protect innocent people from dying for nothing.
We at Nyasa Times further hope that this ‘peace and security commission’ will work indeed work hand in hand with the police and all concerned stakeholders; and, that trivial tribal affiliations will not jeopardize this otherwise noble cause.
We hope that other senior leaders will embrace the same, and establish such structures in their respective areas for it is them that are closer to people at the grassroots than any other individuals or institutions we may know or think of.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :