Mob burns 7 to death in Nsanje over human bones – Malawi Police

An angry mob in Nsanje district on Tuesday attacked and burnt to death seven people for allegedly being in possession of human bones, police have confirmed.

Brutal murder: Burned to death in Nsanje
Brutal murder: Burned to death in Nsanje

The incident happened in area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Tengani.

Nsanje police Officer-In-Charge (OC) Kirby Kaunga told the local media the mob attacked the deceased before setting them on fire after some villagers had claimed that they were carrying bones of a human being.

”We have not yet made any arrest. We are currently investigating the matter,” Kaunga said.

Trading in human body parts is illegal in Malawi and punishable under Section 16 of the Anatomy Act.

Recently there has been an increase in the cases of human body parts trade. The victims, mostly, have been people with albinism.

A lucrative black market exists for the body parts of albinos, who are believed by some to possess magical powers that can bring good luck.

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tonka
tonka
4 years ago

awachitabwino anthu amenewa ndizisilu anthu ena atengelepo phunzilo

Sizzle
Sizzle
4 years ago

These thugs should be put to death “aziwapha ndiye bwino umbanda uchepe” albinos are living in fear death penalties should act on those found

Faint hearted
Faint hearted
4 years ago

The problem of mob justice is that evidence is erased. The torched persons, if they were apprehended, would have revealed the source of bones, where they were taking them to (buyers, witches or wizards).

Some of the people who were involved in the mob justice, you never know, may be accomplices in human parts deals who did not want to be identified.

gospel
4 years ago

if u live violently you will die violently so they just deserve it..

GADA
GADA
4 years ago

UNACHEPA MOTO. AKANAPSERERA NGATI PHULUSA.

alex
alex
4 years ago

They deserve that. Ndikanakhlako one kunali kudula nthulinthuli. Iwenso amene ukungokomenta usanawelenge . u supposed to b d next on line. Mmene anaphela azinzawo they supposed to b killed alike evin worse than that. Palibe nkhani APA. M hap with these guys from nsanje.

markmarkc
4 years ago

Wandu amenewa awachita bwino.Iwowa avupa awandu akuva anawapesa kuti?Wandu wamenewa wamakala ndi ng’ona!Wakapume bazi!

bristol
4 years ago

These people who trade in human bones and parts are inhumane and deserve inhumane mob justice. The police should not arrest the suspects because these people were evil. It is good that the population of evil people has decreased by 7 in one moment. If the entire society in Malawi deal with evil indulging in thefts, robberies, human bones and murder this way, people will be thinking twice before committing such crimes Let’s explore some reasons why people are engaged in mob justice. according to my opinion, some of the reasons are: Police indeed arrest these people but within 48… Read more »

stevenmaruwo
4 years ago

Mwaitha guyz nawo akapume

Yaaaaa
Yaaaaa
4 years ago

Nose amene mukuti athuwo alakwa mapanga nawo business yo ndipo pantumbo paa manu ponukhapo paa sete. Usi ungafuke popanda moto? Maganiza mopusa bwanji ? Nsanje mob mooooooooo fire

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