Police arrest man for murder of 105-year-old  woman over witchcraft allegations

Malawi  Police in Chiradzulu have arrested  a 30 year old, Mathias James for allegedly killing a 105 year-old woman over witchcraft allegations.

Chiradzulu Police Public Relation Officer (PRO), Yohane Tasowana identified the deceased as Ellina Anderson from Mbule village, in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mpama in the district.

“It is alleged that on October 12, 2018, James visited the deceased at around 8 am where he accused her of bewitched him based on a dream he had,” he said.

Tasowana added not satisfied with his grandmother’s response, the suspect went to a nearby village to take liquor and came back to the deceased’s house at around 8 pm while drunk and entered the deceased house by force, and took her out of the house.

He said James started beating the deceased with a wooden stick so hard that she collapsed and died on the spot.

A postmortem conducted by health personnel from Chiradzulu District Hospital revealed that death was due to severe internal bleeding.

The suspect  will appear before court soon to answer charge of murder which contravenes section 209 of the penal code.

James hails from Mbule village, in the area of TA Mpama in the district.

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2 years ago

Umbuli tidakali nawo onse a Malawi basi chikhale chifukwa chophela munthu chimenechi? kukalamba ndikulakwa? death penalty ibwele basi mwina anthu angachangamuke. nanga anthu ena anali kuti pamene zimenezi zimachitika

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

Lock the brute up and please throw away the key

Truth Pains
2 years ago

Eish! So sad indeed, may granny’s soul rest in internal peace.
Had it bn your granny was a witch u could have not grown to that age u manage to kill her, she could have bewitched you while still young.
Get a life youngman.

Girl lady
Girl lady
2 years ago

sad

Yatuta
2 years ago

105 years old, killed like an animal, Ohhh God may her soul rest in internal peace.

Tchana
Tchana
2 years ago

Mmmm poor granny am sorry for her 105 …mkumupha Eish …ameneyu mumpatse zaka zambr or execute him

Honourable
Honourable
2 years ago

based on a dream he had??he’s a fool..

Awize
Awize
2 years ago
Reply to  Honourable

A very sorrowful story. 105 years then get killed? Anatsala ndi zaka zingati to die a natural death? Kungotengapo tsoka chabe mkuluyu!

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