Villagers burn dead body amid allegations it was turning into an animal

Some villagers in Dedza have burned a dead body claiming it was turning and transforming into an animal.

Ashes to ashes: Body of the woman being burnt before burial
Body of the woman being burnt before burial

People from Chiomba village in the area of Traditional Authority Chilikumwendo in Dedza yesterday burnt the body of a 76-year-old woman, saying was transforming into a lion.

The villagers believe the old lady might have been a witch.

The deceased Eniya Million died Thursday night around 2000 hours after complaining of general body pains.

Yesterday in the morning, the women who were on vigil at the deceased house fled from the house where the dead body was kept after noting that the head and legs were changed to that of the beast and the whole body had fur.

The beast resembled a lion.

The villagers then when to Chafumbwa Police Unit and informed the police about the development.

The villagers resorted to take the body to the graveyard to burn it before burial to prevent it from causing havoc in the village after turning into a lion.

The people said  the deceased’s brother who died in 2005 also turned into a lion and caused havoc in the village.

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Shadreck
Shadreck
5 months ago

Poor Africa. Still with primitive brains and tales. Thèse peoples are totally idiot and should go in psychatric hospital.

Kapado
Kapado
5 months ago
Reply to  Shadreck

So u think the whole village is stupid? Mudzanyeredwa the day u will encounter such scenario or za ufiti live.Our primitive law does not recognize Witchcraft. I once never believed that there is witchcraft until I and a big crowd saw a man at Ntcheu boma bus stage who was bundled in a police car slowly turning from fisi into a human after he was caught stealing goats.At Chilomoni Nthukwa around 2004 at the bus stage a man who fell from their plane was also slowly transforming from a beast into human one morning.He was partially human and beast.You may… Read more »

NZERU NKUPANGWA
NZERU NKUPANGWA
5 months ago
Reply to  Kapado

I simply cannot take your word for it

Mlikiti
Mlikiti
5 months ago

Ma Didimo inu

NZERU NKUPANGWA
NZERU NKUPANGWA
5 months ago
Reply to  Mlikiti

Evidence my friend, irrefutable proof, is the bare minimum i require.

Mlikiti
Mlikiti
5 months ago

You might be one of those who practice witchcraft

NZERU NKUPANGWA
NZERU NKUPANGWA
5 months ago
Reply to  Mlikiti

So you know, there are many talents that have been looked upon as witchcraft by societies. Being extravagantly gifted has oftentimes been frowned upon, with the unfortunate genius oftentimes facing mortal danger. The fact that you cant do things doesnt mean everybody cant and the skill you have in certain disciplines could be at the lower end of the spectrum. Some of the technological advances could pass off as witchcraft or magic if the knowledge was withheld within certain circles. It is known that missionaries attributed the healing power of medicine to God thereby convincing ignorant, uneducated, and unsuspecting African… Read more »

Big Kahuna
Big Kahuna
5 months ago
Reply to  Kapado

Lies

Erik P
Erik P
5 months ago
Reply to  Kapado

Lol. Scientists can detect sub atomic particles and gravitational waves, yet in centuries of work have never detected witch craft. Witch craft is simply a method in which people deceive an ignorant population to find money. Superstition is why albinos and twins are murdered, as well as other innocent people. Ignorance is such a tradjedy

Roger Milla
Roger Milla
5 months ago
Reply to  Erik P

Just because it’s not documented and not discussed openly doesn’t mean it’s not real

Felix Mwawa Snr
Felix Mwawa Snr
5 months ago

Izi ndiye zinanso mwayamba mwambo was chihindu?

Canton
Canton
5 months ago

Their is pipo who can turn to animals the problem is not these pipo burning this woman but the woman herself

Gaga
Gaga
5 months ago

She was big witches

BigMan
BigMan
5 months ago

How can such a citizenry contribute to development? This country is actually going backwards.

NZERU NKUPANGWA
NZERU NKUPANGWA
5 months ago
Reply to  BigMan

Yes it surely is

STRANGER THAN FICTION
STRANGER THAN FICTION
5 months ago

When I was young, dumb, and not well-traveled, I would have dismissed this news story as nonsense spouted by some ignorant illiterates who don’t know any better. My friends, under the right conditions and circumstances, anything is possible. The amazing technology advances should put any doubt about this to rest, but we take them for granted that we have these inventions. Imagine how someone from 1900 woke up from the slumber into the world today. They would think we were all practicing witchcraft with the technology we use daily. What we need now is evidence of this alleged transformation from… Read more »

NZERU NKUPANGWA
NZERU NKUPANGWA
5 months ago

Societies panic and demonstrate effects of psychological disorders when faced with social or economic problems. This is not new at all.

Guest
Guest
5 months ago

Fully agreed.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
5 months ago

Is it alleged or it indeed happened? The reporter didn’t manage to find the truth so that he or she could take away the word alleged?

NZERU NKUPANGWA
NZERU NKUPANGWA
5 months ago
Reply to  Keen Observer

Besides munthu akusanduka and police have been informed why not mobilize people to gather around the body and atleast wait so that clear pictures of the whole incident can be taken to provide some sort of evidence? Lions terrorizing citizens in Dedza shouldnt be surprising Dedza has forests and mountains and Mozambique plagued with the same is perilously close. Otherwise the victim being old and being female fits into the narrative of a typical witchcraft myth

Captain & the storm
Captain & the storm
5 months ago

Mtambo must come open and tell the nation what is the meaning of OSAOPA

nock
5 months ago

ine pamenepo sindingayimepo

Ndani
Ndani
5 months ago

So they managed to take a photo of the fire but not the body turning into a beast….hahahaha

Speed joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Ndani

Yes. Villagers are cleverer than journalists.

Mulopwana
5 months ago
Reply to  Ndani

I expected a photo of a lion head

NZERU NKUPANGWA
NZERU NKUPANGWA
5 months ago
Reply to  Mulopwana

hahaha

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri
Reply to  Ndani

Hahahahah pure fraud!

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