Mob kills mentally challenged person in Phalombe

An angry mob in Chiringa in Phalombe district on Wednesday assaulted a mentally challenged person who later died while receiving medical attention.death1

The deceased has been identified as Boniface Palapasa, 51, from Phodogoma village, T/A Nazombe in the district.

According to police, an angry mob attacked Palapasa after he had grievously injured another person with a stone.

”The incident angered people around the area. They then mobilised themselves and pounced on Palapasa until members of community policing intervened,” explained Phalombe police Publicist, Augustus Nkhwazi.

Alarmed by the condition of Palapasa, law-enforcers rushed him to Chiringa Parish Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.

Post-mortem results indicate that Palapasa died due to severe tissue injury as he was heavily assaulted.

Meanwhile, Fyson Mulunguzi who was stoned by the deceased was treated as an outpatient.

Police have since instituted investigations into the matter.

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Mkhokhori no 1

Ndiye nzeru za Mlomwe zimenezo.Kupha Ndiye kudya kwache.

Love thy neighbour

Malawi doesn’t look after its mentally challenged people.They are all over the country wandering.Its time the government built bigger institution to rehabilitate these people.Mental issues are a stigma in Malawi and you find many people laughing at these people.This is country where most people claims that they are God fearing yet they can’t look after their brothers and sisters in this condition.So where is Love?


Rest in peace bon koma anthu amenewo eshiii

G man

Some of these people are violent i remember one white lady was seriously injured in Mzuzu while she freely walked in the street a mad man from nowhere just came hit her with a big stone.


Ndamva chisoni, wamisala alibe nzeru zabwino iye ndiwodwala, ndipo matenda ambiri mankhwala siagwira, kaya nkutani. Kuzomba amakabwerako osachila.

Mbutolwe watata

These mad people they sometimes overbehave. We also have one lunatic mad man here at nkhatabay boma who time without number stone, thumb and kick innocent citizens especiary women. l fully hope he wl be the next victim. These violent madmen are those polobonic victims of marijuana. They puffed or ate more than their brains could accommodate. Viva phalombe guys! n6

simeon ivory

Ooooh shame bwanji otsakhala ngati mwanache wamisala otsagenda kkkkkkkk

Charles Banda

The Police ought to take such people to proper facilities. In Kasungu, just this Monday at Lisasadzi, a mentally ill person who has been perpetually released by Police back into society broke a front windscreen of a minibus full of passengers & damaged another vehicle. Thanks there were no injuries. The Police are to blame!




Alomwe ayamba kupha anthu amisala asiya kupha ma albino.These people are uneducated and Phalombe is the most illetarate district in this country.Ngati mwakwiya osakamenya mlomwe zanu wakumanani Chipatala.Afiti inu oberekera pa ntchire anthu odziwa kugwilira azimayi ndi ana inu.

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