Police arrest 6 over witchcraft violence

Malawi Police Service  in Dedza have arrested six people following a violence which erupted over a death of a Standard 2 learner whom some sections of society said his death was as a result of witchcraft.

Malawi is one of the world’s poorest nations, and belief in witchcraft is widespread.

Assistant public relations officer for Dedza Police Cassim Manda said the violence erupted in Chiphazi village in chief Kaphuka’s area in Dedza on Friday.

“A mob attacked a woman and her daughter accusing them of bewitching the boy to death. They wanted to kill them but we moved in swiftly to rescue them,” he said.

He said there were running battles between the police and the mob which were baying for the blood of the woman and her daughter.

Manda said this was after the mob had descended on other two children whom they also accused of bewitching their friend.

He said during the rescue operation, the woman, Annie Mkanda was severely injured and is now admitted to Dedza district hospital.

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North NORMAN
2 years ago

Makwinja ,there is no college in Zambia offering witchcraft as a discipline. Witchcraft not exist .These are illusions.Even your prophet can not prophesy albino killers.

Revolutionary
Revolutionary
2 years ago
Reply to  North NORMAN

Witchcraft is indeed even studied at Chanco but not as a stand alone degree but as part of Bachelor of Arts in Theology, its embedded in African Traditional Religion(ATR) in 1st year, the former lecturer was the very reverend Bishop emeritus Dr Chakanza of Chikwawa Diocese

Bystander
Bystander
2 years ago

This shouldn’t be the story after 55 years of independence. Witchcraft was not at this level even before independence.

Manto
Manto
2 years ago

Let these barbaric acts end. Its not fair attacking innocent Senior citizens in the name of witchcraft. Government needs to come in. Not the useless DPP government, I mean the May 21 government of…..

Makwinja
Makwinja
2 years ago
Reply to  Manto

Let’s not pretend that there is no witch Craft.It is there.What is needed is for the Govt. and other stake holders like Malawi Law Society to formulate laws so that there must be punishment on those practicing witch Craft.There are some other deaths that leave alot of un answered questions.It is very painful to lose our loved ones.So there is witch craft.In Zambia they are even studying it in their colleges.

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