Two die in Nkhata Bay violence

Two people have been confirmed dead whilst close to 30 houses have been torched and destroyed following disagreements between two villages.

Over 20 houses have been torched in Musakanene area of Traditional authority Mkumbira in Nkhata Bay District following a fight that broke out between the village and Mkondezi Village of the same district. 

People from Nkondezi area in Nkhata Bay torched houses in Msakanene area in vengeance against the killing of a businessman.

Eye witnesses said the businessman had gone to Msakanene to get back his debt from a resident there.

“He went with a group of men. Instead of being cooperative, the person who owned the businessman the money shouted for helping, shouting there were thieves at his house. This prompted other people to come and they apprehended the businessman, killing him instantly whilst others who were with him run  away,” said the resident.

In retaliation, people from Nkondezi where the businessman came from, descended on Msakenene, torching the houses and killing one person in the process.

Nkhata Bay director of Health Services Mwatikonda Mbendera said the latest victim died due to excessive bleeding.

He said two others were at the hospital in critical condition.

Police spokesperson for Nkhata Bay Kondwani James said the situation remains tense although some calm has returned in the area.

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namatetule
2 years ago

Amenewo nde atumbuka

pitala
pitala
2 years ago
Reply to  namatetule

Nkhatabay si a tumbuka for your own information ndi taonga akamba kuti ada ama a tumbuka atuwa ku rumphi mzimba ndi angoni ku karonga ndi ankhonde ku chitipa kwe 11 language sonu yapa nkhani njaku nkhatabay kwa atonga .

chataika
chataika
2 years ago

Chikumbu mtima chimuphe uyu amene ali ndi ngongole kwa malemuyu chifukwa munthu wafera ndalama zake. Kulondola kafunsa ndi chifukwa No. this is really bad if you are really wa umunthu just pay back the money to the widow (wife to the late) otherwise ufa ngati nyerere.

Bwande
Bwande
2 years ago

Mademo apachibale amenewo

Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
2 years ago

Sad development.

John Doe
John Doe
2 years ago

Natural selection really

Whiteboard Marker
2 years ago

I love the jungle. And its laws.

Mandado@147
2 years ago

ignorant people shit…..

CRIMINAL MINDED
CRIMINAL MINDED
2 years ago

New chapter of mob justice in Malawi , the game have just begun

Whiteboard Marker
2 years ago

I love the jungle. And its laws.

Haluna
Haluna
2 years ago

Living in the last days. The love of money not human

Onjezani
Onjezani
2 years ago

All this lawlessness is being perpetrated by the so called human rights defenders

Ndine Ndani
Ndine Ndani
2 years ago
Reply to  Onjezani

Bwanji osangokhala chere ngati mulibe chonena???

Lego
2 years ago
Reply to  Onjezani

Think twice before you comment nigga

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