Mob kills two suspected cattle thieves  in Lilongwe

Two men suspected to be cattle thieves were brutally killed on the night between Thursday and Friday at Chatata Village, Traditional Authority (TA) Chitukula in Lilongwe.

Sub- Inspector Mkwanda
Sub- Inspector Mkwanda: No arrest have been made

Bodies of the two were found on Friday morning with their throats cut open near the railway that passes through the village.

Kanengo Police Public Relations Officer, Sub. Insp. Esther Mkwanda, identified the two as Hanock Chavunga, 42, of Mkandawakuda Village, and Liston Khongo, 29, of Chamanga Village, both from TA Chimutu, Lilongwe.

She told Malawi News Agency that the two, whose bodies were not identified until Saturday, were believed to have been killed by unknown people on suspicions that they had attempted to steal cattle from the village.

“The two men had ropes in their bags which we found lying next to their respective bodies,” explained Mkwanda, adding, “Besides; Liston Khongo once served a 2-year jail term at Maula Prison from 2013 to 2015 for the offence of theft of cattle.”

No arrests have been made so far in connection to the murder of the two and, according to Mkwanda, investigations are still underway.

When apprehended the assailants of Chavunga and Khongo will answer charges of murder, which is contrary to Section 209 of the Penal Code and it attracts a maximum sentence of death.

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5 years ago

This lawlessness should not be condoned – no man should lose his life for being a suspect to a crime! These men who lost their lives in such a brutal way are our relatives. Hannock is my cousin and he lived his life sometimes on the edge like many people do. He has never been on the wrong side of the law. We don’t know what Hannock was doing around Chatata Village on this night, his village is about 5 km southeast of Chatata. He was never someone to suspect of cattle grand theft or anything like that. This is… Read more »

5 years ago

Good for them!

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