Mob justice on the rise, police use teargas to disperse angry Dowa villagers

Malawi Police in Dowa have used teargas to disperse angry villagers who were about to administer mob justice on a 38-year-old woman accused of practising witchcraft.

Police had to chase villagers while firing teargas cannisters 

The police came just on time when the angry mob was about to kill the woman.

In the commotion that ensued, villagers smashed the windscreen of a police vehicle.

Dowa police spokesperson, Gladson M’bumpha, says the woman, Annie Black, was accused of teaching children witchcraft.

This angered people of Mdzikometsa village. The village headman then evicted her.

Last night, people from Mdzikometsa and the  village where she run to ganged up to deal with the woman.

That is when police moved in and rescued her.

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Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Backward country that is still superstitious (zithumwa).

Thakaraka
Thakaraka
7 months ago

Izi zikuchitika chifukwa malamulo akuteteza afiti. Anthu omwe akukayikila kuti za ufiti zachitika alibe koti alowele kuti akapeze chilungamo. Ma MP amene anadutsitsa lamulo limeneli anali afiti ndiye amafuna kuziteteza pano ndi izi innocent people are being slaughtered on mere suspicion. Suspects were supposed to be pinned while at the same time being protected. Its only when the aggrieved are convinced of justice that these cases will decline

Moya
Moya
7 months ago

o. let’s be fair these cases have always been there prior to chimwendos sentiments and chimwendo was referring to rapist which we all know they are destroying our innocent young girls.

Pulo
Pulo
7 months ago
Reply to  Moya

My friend mob justice has no reasoning they are applying the same concept

Manyalira Mhone
7 months ago

No wonder. This is where Chimwendo the minister comes from. They are just following what one of their own told the nation.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
7 months ago

Nanga sipaja anduna Ochimwendo alamula za mob justice kuti zili bho.Komanso boma ili lititopetsa msanga bwanji.I prophesy there shall be scandals in the coming year which you have never witnessed.

Martin mzeka
Martin mzeka
7 months ago

Koma dowa

Kwa
Kwa
7 months ago
Reply to  Martin mzeka

vinyama

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