Teen boy still unconscious month after Gule Wamkulu attack

Malawi Police in Lilongwe are still hunting for a Gule Wamkulu cult member, one month after it allegedly stabbed a 14-year-old boy on the head with a metal bar leaving him unconscious.



The boy identified as Lewis Patrick and a pupil at Mbayani Full Primary School in Blantyre is still unconscious at Kamuzu Central Hospital where he is receiving treatment, police said.

Kanengo Police spokesperson, Sub Inspector Esther Mkwanda told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Tuesday that Patrick met his fate while visiting his uncle at Ngomani village in Traditional Authority Chitukula during the festive season.

“The Gule Wamkulu approached a group of kids and threw a metal bar which pierced through the boy’s skull. The Gule Wamkulu then removed the metal bar from the boy’s head leaving him with a deep cut before disappearing,” said Mkwanda.

She said her office suspected that chiefs within T.A. Chitukula are deliberately shielding the Gule Wamkulu responsible for causing grievous harm to the boy, a crime contrary to section 238 of the penal code and attracts a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment with hard labour.

“As we speak the boy is still unconscious at Kamuzu Central Hospital. Meanwhile we suspect chiefs within the areas shielding the perpetrator but we will search until we find the suspect,” said Mkwanda.

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i fail to understand Mbayani primary school Blantyre and admitted at Kamuzu central hospital Lilongwe


Achewa taganizani za sukulu ndi chikhilisitu mukasemphana ndi ziwilizi nchito imakhala yopempha kapena kuba mwampweteka mwana koma mukukainika kutitchulana tipatseni mphanvu tidzipha mizimuyo


Nyau zose za m’dela limenelo zimangidwe pamodzi ndi mfumu yawo kuti aulule nsanga.


Arrest the chiefs who are shielding the culprit .If these chiefs can be arrested they will reveal the culprit.Its high time these nyau dancers started behaving like human beings

Fuck them(nyau)

The fucken nyau thing of hurting innocent people must finish,not all of us must be part of gulewankulu coz we hv our own things bt we dnt hurt innocent people..fuck all gulewankulu who hurt people in the name of nyau things


Gentlemen wait kaye. What activity was there that required Gulewamkulu? Who organised the activity? Who was responsible for the coming up with Gulewamkulu? Then Trace


The police are incompetent. This nyau fool and criminal shud have been arrested a long time ago. The police shud hav arrested all nyau dancers that day. Akana ululana. Kuwapana.


Ban this stupid tradition… This is so upsetting…


I agree that the chief shd be answerable coz they know who was at kudambwe then. The police are also to blame here coz they are mandated to bring peace in our communities and they shd hav taken these people to task instead of kupempha panseu ndi kuuza okwera njinga kuti atsike pamene iwo ali pansewu and demand K500 from then yet no law has been passed to demand that from those people. Shame on u Malawi Police.

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