Mob kills man over witchcraft in Mulanje

A mob in Mulanje on Tuesday killed a 55-year-old  Mandson Benson on allegations that he was practicing witchcraft.

Mulanje Police Station Officer, Isaiah Mlowoka,  said  the deceased was being accused for having a hand in a death of another man identified as Chifundo Mwenye from the same village earlier this month.

Mlowoka said Mwenye’s relations ganged up on Tuesday around 13hours and assaulted Benson to death.

Police spokesman said the incident happened at Kalamwa Village, in the area of Traditional Authourity (TA) Mabuka in the district.

“The deceased was indeed assaulted to death by an angry mob led by some relatives of the person who was said to have been killed by the deceased using witchcraft and was pronounced dead at Mulanje District Hospital,” he explained.

Police  have since arrested seven suspects and  charged them with murder and are currently in custody awaiting court appearance.

Police have since advised the public to resist from taking the law into their hands.

Belief in witchcraft runs deep in Malawi  where curses and spells are blamed for everything from unexplained deaths to the spread of HIV/Aids to irregular rainfall.

 

 

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Che laudoni
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Che laudoni

stupid malawians

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Muluzi wa galu ndi umodzi

Grevazio Maulidi
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Grevazio Maulidi

So sad why malawi doing this
Alomwe sazatheka

Chilungamo
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What can you expect from Alomwe? Mzimene amaziwa basi.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Everything is possible in Malawi.

Thakolikana Mtondo Belita
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Thakolikana Mtondo Belita

Ufiti kulibe inu. Ndilodzeni ine tione

Mwakafwira
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Mwakafwira

where are you… tikumane …titsimikizilane…kenako ndikulodze uwone. .sanakulodze pakhale mboni ziwiri ya kwathu ndi ya kwanu.

Tiyeseni Phiri
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Tiyeseni Phiri

The law should recognise witchcraft and devise a procedure for proving the same in a court of law. We cannot continue to pretend to believe that witchcraft does not exist. Poverty in Africa is generally perpetuated by acts of witchcraft.

Zoona
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Zoona

What actually exists is the persistence of witchcraft beliefs and practices…….Nothing beyond that…..

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

It’s difficult to prove beyond reasonable doubt in court of law. So it can’t work

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