Mob burns to ashes vehicle over blood suckers fears

A mob in Mchinji has burnt to ashes a vehicle which was dumped in a village after running out of fuel, amid fears it may have been carrying blood suckers from nearby Zambia.

Mob burn to ashes car

Mchinji police spokesperson Kondwani Kandiado said the vehicle had run out of fuel and the driver had gone to buy the fuel when the people burnt it at Swelera village in chief Simphasi’s area in the district.

“People in the village thought the vehicle was carrying people on a mission to suck people’s blood so they decided to buy the vehicle,” he said.

At least 50 people have been killed in Zambia in blood sucking incidents which forced the country’s First Lady to weep when she was live on television.

Kandiado said no arrests have been made so far.

The village is just a few kilometres from the border with Zambia.

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4 years ago

Ukape abale.

4 years ago

The problem with bloodsuckers is that they usually run out of fuel. My uncle was killed in 1989 in a similar fashion.

4 years ago

Illiteracy levels are at a worrying stage in our country. There is great need for a political will among different stakeholders.

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