Malawi Police dispel blood sucking rumors in Mulanje

Malawi Police Service (MPS) has condemned in strongest terms rumors circulating about strange people are sucking people’s blood in Mulanje District.

Police spokesman James Kadadzera: No blood suckers

In a statement released on Saturday, National Spokesperson, James Kadadzera, said the behavior by some people to spread negative unsubstantiated rumors is uncalled for as it is affecting innocent individuals by making them live in fear.

“We are reminding people that rumors about blood suckers have been there since time immemorial but no case has ever been proven,” said Kadadzera in the statement.

The blood sucking rumors have been circulating in the district for the past two weeks causing fear and panic among residents in the areas of Senior Chiefs Mabuka and Juma who border with Mozambique.

According to the rumors, two women were allegedly attacked by blood suckers in the district.

Some alleged angry villagers are believed to have vandalized the residence of their Senior Chief Mabuka on Thursday accusing him of remaining quiet when the issue of the blood suckers was reported to him

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People need assurance & action not just to dispel rumours . These days there are a lot of strange things happening we can’t argue about that. Now when people report something investigate though you know that it’s just a rumour but send the officers to collaborate with the people from the affected areas & hear their story then investigate thereafter everybody will be happy. The police is there to serve the people., that’s their mandate.


I started hearing these rumours in 1980s when we were advised that these suckers used grass thatched houses other than iron roofed houses. Now, investigations must be done to find out the truth about it. “Utsi sufuka popanda moto” so goes the saying


NYASATIMES. Can you please conduct your own investigations please. We hear that three people have burnt alive by the angry villagers and the roasted corpses are at Mulanje Hospital Mortuary.

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