Police say Mchesi serial killers are Malawians not Burundians: 2 confess murders

Contrary to speculations that serial killing in Mchesi Township in the capital city Lilongwe, Malawi Police Services (MPS) says their preliminary investigations show that, Malawians and not foreigners are involved.

Mchesi: The search for other bodies continue

There have been xenophobic attacks in Mchesi and Biwi in Lilongwe following reports that a Burundian was killing Malawians for organ harvesting.

However, Lilongwe Police Station officer-in-charge Dennis Katuya said the killings of three people whose bodies were exhumed at uncompleted house in Mchesi were allegedly done by two Malawians and have not mentioned any foreigner in their recorded statements.

“One of the suspect was working as a security guard in the compound where the dead bodies were found, but used to visit other townships to hire motorcycle taxis whose operators became his prey as he was allegedly killing and burying them for undisclosed purpose,” said Katuya when he briefed journalists in Lilongwe.

He said the suspect told the police that his target were Kabaza motorcycle operators and he confessed that he has killed eight of them and buried them  in different locations.

“When the police went to the scene, two bodies were exhumed and after post-mortem, it was found that death was due to head injuries resulting from being hit with a sharp object,” said Katuya.

Police said they are still searching for more bodies as one suspect confessed to have murdered eight people.

Currently, shops belonging to Burundi nationals in Area 36-Kaphiri, Kawale, Kaondo, Chakhoma and Mchesi have been looted, which has forced them to flee the areas.

Katuya identified the two suspects locked up are Blessings Lifa 32, who hails from Mphola Village in Traditional Authority Ganya in Ntcheu and Shadreck Ndalama, 25 from Magamba Village, T.A. Liwonde in Machinga.

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The Truth
The Truth
1 year ago

“Do unto others as you would want done to you”. From today we should never hear of Malawians crying when they are butchered in South Africa. If we brand all Burundis this way, we deserve the same treatment from South Africans when we invade their home.

Dziko
Dziko
1 year ago

Policemen be serious for once for people to trust you. So in your wisdom you believe that the guards killed and buried all those people on their own? They could even break the tiles at the sitting room bury their prey and replace the tiles? This is disappointing to say the least tell us who was sending these guards to do that dirty job. That is all we need. If they were sent by a Malawian big guy tell the nation that Man that’s all. Nobody can believe your version of the story. The rich kill people at will and… Read more »

Jere
Jere
1 year ago

This institution should be dissolved

4444 Nooo
4444 Nooo
1 year ago

There’s a big problem with our police,
The guard is a Malawian that we cannot deny
The owner of the house is a Burundian
Do you think guard can just kill pipo without his boss knowledge ?why were the bodies being buried at that house,?who was buying the body parts ?
Have a lot of Questions
But don’t fool pipo by telling them lies
It’s the Burundian pipo who did that and they must arrested dont shield them
Obwela azipha mzika ?

Kharupa
Kharupa
1 year ago
Reply to  4444 Nooo

Did the autopsy show a body without parts? Why is it that malawians always jump to conclusions without any information to back you up?

Wilson Nkwanda
Wilson Nkwanda
1 year ago
Reply to  4444 Nooo

We suspect our cops were oiled with money by the Burundian to convince fellow poor Malawians that foreigners have nothing to do the killings. And we believe?
A mere security guard/ watchman killing fellow brothers and the master of the compound unaware about the scheme? How can this be true?

chayamba
chayamba
1 year ago

We lost the credibility of our police. Theh have lied to us for a decade and nobody can believe them. The neighbours around the area knows the owner as a Burundian. Period.

Kharupa
Kharupa
1 year ago
Reply to  chayamba

Thetsanitu police yo mulembe yanu ya nyolonyo ndi kang’wing’wi!

SAMUEL SAIZI SAIZI
SAMUEL SAIZI SAIZI
1 year ago

adyadi awa kapena some big kahunaz were involved ndiye mukuopa kuululika? pajatu malawi police paja

Chilipa Thako
1 year ago

ku Lilongwe mwatani kodi nonse ndinu gule nonse kkkkkkkkk

hede
hede
1 year ago
Reply to  Chilipa Thako

akupha anthu ndi a kummwela

KK wa ku Mangochi
1 year ago

First thing first. Who are their masters????

Masama Jowawo
Masama Jowawo
1 year ago

This is happening because people were misinformed. But why? its because our policce are not forthcoming. In matters like that clever police officers are readily available to inform the public through press briefs, conferences etc. Not being too secretive with information which you know is what the general public is yearning for!

kamina
kamina
1 year ago

a police mwadya zamabulundi.there is no smoke without fire

Rahim
Rahim
1 year ago
Reply to  kamina

there is no one wadya ndalama apa khani ndiyoti police ili ndimalamuloake ikamalengeza zithu ngati izi to my opinion police said no any Burundian was involved for security reasons am sure kuti if they can say yes Burundians were involved by now I’m telling you that pipo were going to take law in their hands just like the way they did. looting shops beating them and so. they did so to cool down the situation. coz see you already started xenophobic attacks to the enocent pipo that are not involved. which is bad so stop blaming police they know laws.… Read more »

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