The Living Waters Church (LWC) has explained that two of its pastors of Nsanje Living Waters Church were held by Malawi Police on the night of Monday 20th July 2015 to “protect them” from an irate move who suspected them to have killed a woman with the aim of harvesting body parts.
In a story Nyasa Times published on Wednesday, Nsanje police Officer-in-Charge Assistant Commissioner, Dube Kaonga disclosed that two LWC pastors, Lyson Chapo and Jones Ngoleka were detained after been attacked by angry community of Chingwe village for being suspected to be behind the death of unidentified woman who was, last week, found brutally murdered and some body parts removed.
Pastor Diston Chiweza, the General Secretary of Living Waters Church International said in a statement to Nyasa Times that Pastor Ngoleka and Pastor Chapo are “victims of mistaken identity.”
“While it is true that a woman was killed in the area, Pastor Ngoleka and Pastor Chapo are not on the list of suspects of that case,” stated Pastor Chiweza in a statement to Nyasa Times.
“While it is again true that the two were held on Monday night by the Police, it should be noted that this was done just to protect them from an angry and irate mob that indeed destroyed Pastor Ngoleka’s car and Pastor Chapo’s house,” the statement adds.
The church however rejected reports that the two were found in the graveyard but confirmed that they were attacked by the mob.
Livings Waters Church stressed that Pastor Ngoleka and Pastor Chapo are not suspects of any crime.
“LWC is a Christian church that is established on the principles of the bible. The Bible instructs us not to kill or traffic human parts besides advising us to love others as we love ourselves. This means LWC and all its workers respect human life. The LWC also lives and obeys the laws of Malawi which condemn the acts of murder, trafficking of human parts and mob justice,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the law-enforcers are still investigating the incident.