Malawi Police probe grisly trade in human body parts

Malawi Police is investigating an illicit trade of human body parts after unknown people are said to be exhuming and extracting bones from dead bodies in Traditional Authorities Chowe and Kapoloma in Malawi’s eastern district of Machinga.body parts

It is reported that people removed heels and knee cartilage from the bodies of diseased people, extracted bone tissue from these parts.

“So far, we have recorded three cases,” said Machinga Police spokesperson Andrew Mayawo.

According to one of Kapoloma one of the villagers, Hilda Njerenje, the bodies are being exhumed at night and dumped after extracting bones from them.

Police said “investigations are underway” to deal with the culprits.

It is believed that human bones are, among others, used to produce charms to make one rich, according to Mayawo.

Belief in witchcraft is common in Malawi.

Some witchdoctors say that using human body parts makes charms more powerful – for example to achieve success.

As a result, in some parts of Africa, there is a lucrative trade in human body parts.

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Ndixman
Ndixman
6 years ago

The problem here is people are lazy, is not about any tribe .In most of African country is common belief that ,to get rich you have to use the body parts or go to famous prothet to give you the blessings, SATANISM IS HERE TO STAY

jimbo
jimbo
6 years ago

How is Malawi to progress into the 21st century when people continue to believe in and practise witchcraft? Poverty and ignorance must be eradicated as a priority if witchcraft is to be stamped out. Unfortunately religion and witchcraft tend to go hand in hand instead of being mutually exclusive. Scientific knowledge and its application is the enemy of witchcraft. As long as people persist in believing in and practising witchcraft there will be no progress. Compare Africa with Europe where witchcraft died out centuries ago.

za
za
6 years ago

abale hehee zoupsa mpha kufukula malilo!!komano ezi sizabwino!mwatani amlw adzafukule ntembo wanga adzawune ndidza mupha zoposa anthu opand uzimu ufiti basi!!kuposa

lifa kamwendo
6 years ago

Ngati mutawapez muwatani? pakuti mathero ankhanizo sadziwika mwinatu ndinu nomwetu.Mmayesa mumati Ufiti kulibe.kungofuna kutivuta ndi kuyankhula etitiiiiiiiii!!

nankalizi
nankalizi
6 years ago

Izi sizikuyang”ana mtundu ayi nanga uja anamudula maliseche ku Salima bwanji?

njanji
6 years ago

What am c ng here on these comments is only tribalism,fulfilling the prophecy of Jesus Christ,dat a nation shall rise against a nation,Thi is that awake the Lord is coming r u ready?He doesn’t discriminate in His judgment,pls repent and learn to do good.

Abiti Mtila
Abiti Mtila
6 years ago

Shaa umbuli ndi kufa komwe. Kwa kapoloma kuli ayao ndipo UDF ndi imene ili kumeneko. Alomwe ali ku Mulanje Thyolo, Phalombe, Chiradzulu, BT ndiye izi zikukhuza bwanji alomwe ndi DPP. Those who are commenting against DPP and Lomwes just show how ignorant you are! Komanso zikusonyezeratu kuti mukumva kuwawa. Munya DPP mpaka 2024 wooooooooooooooo! Mudakalira simunati! One President at a time! APM ndi deal!

The Rich One
The Rich One
6 years ago

Amalawi ndiinu anthu omvessa chisono kobasi, mwasowa zochita kapena chani, buzy kumafukula nyasi basi ndicholinga chokakhwima mxiiii

Winanso
Winanso
6 years ago

Izi za bwera ndi DPP yatsopano!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Koma kukangalika ndi JB basi!!!!!!!!!!

danleck
danleck
6 years ago

a josaya, mwaila kuti kumpoto mmatchuka ndikuzimangilila.

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