Police rescue elderly woman from mob justice 

Malawi Police in Mulanje on Wednesday rescued a 68-year-old woman who was facing mob justice just a day after minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda encouraged people to take the law in their hands.

Woman lying down in police car after being rescued from mob justice

People wanted to kill the old woman on witchcraft accusations.

The incident happened at Namijigo village in the area of Senior Chief Chikumbu in the district.

She was accused of the death of a 12-year-old boy who died on Tuesday evening.

According to the boy’s relations, he died when he was being treated at Mulanje district hospital.

However, people in the village made claims that he was killed by the woman whom they accused of practicing witchcraft.

Following this, some relatives took the dead body to the woman’s house where they also assaulted her.

After receiving the report, police visited the scene and rescued the her and she is currently receiving medical treatment for bruises she sustained during the attack.

Police have since condemned acts of violence against old persons on witchcraft accusations.

The woman hails from Namijingo village, Senior Chief Chikumbu in the district.

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James
James
7 months ago

In all this, we are all getting old and how are we going to feel if one day people accuse us of being a witch just because of our age. Where is our love to people who raised us? Hospitals should start issuing death certificates and say the cause of death in bold letters.

Kambewa Ngozo
7 months ago
Reply to  James

I do agree with you that Hospital should be issuing death certificate to show the cause of death

Prosper
Prosper
7 months ago
Reply to  James

Whilst i am not in any way condoning the persecution of the elderly on witchcraft charges, allow me to highlight to you the reality that in the dark arts of witchcraft there will always be a medically justifiable cause of death, like lightning bolt, car accident, drowning, etc. Witchcraft is so intricate and mind boggling to an extent that it works in a way that it in fact supernaturally triggers the cause of death and not be the direct cause itself.

Thakaraka
Thakaraka
7 months ago
Reply to  James

Indeed we are all getting old BUT is this happening to all old people? I for one still blames the laws of the land for all these attrocities our elderly people are suffering. There is no way as Malawians we can agree to say there is no witchcraft never. Most of these words with english names can not be denied here in Malawi. Mob justice is because people are now feeling that tha laws are protecting the witches. Mind you where there is no justice speculations are high.

BigMan
BigMan
7 months ago

Please arrest the perpetrators. Complete idiots.

Kambewa Ngozo
7 months ago

The funny part is that in Malawi people don’t say the truth about the death of the an individual.
Sanena

Kambewa Ngozo
7 months ago

Foseki
A Malawi umbuli bwanji.
The boy had a very poor medal issues.
Next I would suggest the hospital should tell the relatives of the people who died the truth.
Eg Hiv positive
Also inform the chief that Munthu wanu anali Hiv positive.

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