Malawi Police in Chikhawa are investigating an incident which has led to the hacking of a man on allegations that he was behind crocodile attacks on other people through magic.
Betason Phaka has been critically injured and is admitted to Chikwawa district hospital.
He was hacked by two other men who, allegedly, accuse him of ‘having a hand in recent crocodile attacks’ in which people have been killed in Maseya area.
Phaka is being treated for deep cuts on the left hand and legs.
This is a second incident after another man was also injured on similar allegations a month ago. Police say are investigating the incidents.
In Dowa, a cyclist has died after a hit-and-run road accident last night at Chinkhuti junction.
Lumbadzi police have since mounted a hunt for the driver of the vehicle that has killed Lemekazi Shuga, aged 43.
Lumbadzi Police spokesperson, Felix Kwinyani, says the incident, involved a Toyota Hiace registration number BT 9916.
“It was driven by Kenneth Mwalwali. It was coming from the direction of Dowa heading to Lilongwe. The cyclist was also heading the same direction,” Kwinyani said.
The cyclist died of head injuries at Kamuzu Central Hospital where he was reffered to from Lumbadzi Health Centre.