United Nations Commission for Human Rights has expressed concern over the surge of killings in Malawi, saying in the last two months, 16 people have been killed.
The commission says in a statement the killings through mob justice or for whatever motive are deplorable and must be discouraged.
The Geneva based UN body has since asked the Malawi prosecuting agencies to bring culprits to book and assist victims.
“The government should sensitise people on the dangers of taking the law into their own hands,” says the UN.
Police spokesman Nicholas Gondwa says the law enforcers are doing all they can to prevent such killings.