The famous Evangelist Shadreck Jonas Wame who was found murdered at his home at Takumana Township in Salima was living alone in the house, his son Timothy Wame has said.
Wame was killed in his bedroom, accorindg to Station Officer for Salima Police, Assistant Commissioner Godfrey Mughogho.
The late evangelist’s son, Timothy Wame, said the Presbyterian minister was living alone in his house and the only other person in the estate was the unidentified worker.
“My dad was living alone here and the worker was just new at least two months old that is why I do not know his name. I only know that he comes from Machinga district,” the son said.
Timothy said the incident happened at around 1:30 in the morning of Friday.
Accoriding to Police’s Mughogho, the cops received a call at night “from three people who on their way back from a drinking joint met house-kpeer (the suspect) carrying two bags of maize in a wheelbarrow at around 2 a.m. The suspect claimed that he had been given the maize by the late evangelist, but the group insisted to see the evangelist, at that point the suspect fled.”
Mughogho explained that the group went further to confirm with the evangelist only to find him dead.
He said that the room where they found the dead body there was a pool of blood and the body had cuts.
Tributes poured in on Friday for the exceptional preacher.
Blantyre City Presbytery clerk Reverend Baxton Maulidi described the death of Wame as an attack aimed at silencing servants of God.
“It’s a shock, it is an attack from Satanism. Let what God had allowed to be as it happened but its an attack. As one of the leaders in the religious circles we are disturbed,” said Maulidi.
Wame was born a Presbyterian in 1944, baptized in 1962 and became a born again Christian in 1966.
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