Police fire tear gas to disperse rioting protests against a ‘witch’

Malawi Police in central region tobacco growing district of  Kasungu moved in swiftly to fire teargas to disperse rioting parents who accuse a businessman at Chinkhoma Trading Centre of casting their children with a strange disease.

Irate members of the community bayed for suspect’s blood

Although the police managed to protect the business person Monday night, they failed to protect his property as his house was demolished and his property damaged.

The ugly scenes followed a strange disease which hit some children at Chinkhoma Primary School which left some children unconscious and others behaving as if they were mentally disturbed.

They were taken to Chinkhoma CCAP where they were prayed upon after medical staff failed to diagnose any disease.

Kasungu Police Public Relations Officer Edna Mzingwitsa said the irate parents targetted the businessman after the children claimed they were seeing him in their illusions.

Mzingwitsa said calm has now returned at the place after a night of rioting and running battles between the police and the parents.

She said the police are yet to make arrests in connection with the damage of the property.

Belief in witchcraft runs deep in the conservative southern African country.

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5 years ago

This is the time when we expect our Prophet Bushiri to come and show his power not going to receive PhD honourship or distributing maize

5 years ago

Nsanje ndi kaduka imakhalaso wina akamachita bwino ndiye ofunika kumaona zikamachitika

tiyani mabunda
5 years ago

slavish mentality, Malawians. they strongly believe that under normal circumstances one has to remain poor!!!!!!!!

Dum Magulajena.
Dum Magulajena.
5 years ago

We say that witchcraft is there but the government denies totally. Now the question is: why are there words of wizzard and witch if there isn’t witchcraf?

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