Residents, police clash in Malawi squatter township over Satanism claims

A police vehicle has been torched and police offficers run away as an irate crowd of residents bayed for the blood of a family in Lilongwe’s volatile squatter township of Mtsiridza.

Police clashes with residents

Police clashes with residents

A thing that started as mere rumour ended up as a serious matter as some residents too sustained injuries, minor though.

Residents in the township told Nyasa Times contradicting and conflicting accounts on what caused the violence that has costed a police vehicle.

Some residents say a family was practising Satanism and other residents were tired of this hence they  decided to administer mob justice on the family.

Others said a family was forcing some children to pray against their will and locked the children in their house.

The angry residents demolished the house but did not find the children and the police came to bring order when the residents turned against the law enforcers.

Police officers at Lilongwe Police Station confirmed the incident but refused to give more information.

Meanwhile, 20 people are repprted to have been arrested.

Police spokesman James Kadadera said more arrest are likely.

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Cheyo the real northerner
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Cheyo the real northerner

Nothing good at least

Cheyo the real northerner
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Cheyo the real northerner

A subject of further discussion

mjiba
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mjiba

umbuli ukutipweteka a Malawi kumakhulupilira zinthu zopanda pake.

CBK
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Too bad.Why torching Police car,you don’t need it?okey let’s see.

ACHIKALEPA
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ACHIKALEPA

Za ulendo uno ndizimenezo, kuotcha galimoto la apolice masana? Dziko lathu likupita kuti?

Nankununkha
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Nankununkha

If someone is tasked to establish the truth about this incident certainly, no one will substantiate with concrete evidence the malicious rumours that a family was practicing witchcraft. This is typical of a third world country whose people are living a medieval style of life. A country of baboons.

dudeh
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dudeh

signs of sick society

steve
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steve

koma pple what is this? Satanism lero? aaaa mukuleka uhule, mbava, mfiti, miseche ndi zoipa zina zonsezo mukuona ngati si satanic? do u think that can solve the puzzle? my countrymen lets be realistic pochita zinthu.

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