Angry villagers on Monday morning stormed a police unit in Dedza, took out a suspected murderer and killed him in full view of the police officers.
Police spokesman Nicholas Gondwa confirmed the incident at Kabwaza police unit in Dedza.
“The villagers went to the unit around five in the morning and forced their way into the cell where they took out the suspect,” said Gondwa.
He said the suspect is said to have killed one of villagers in a robbery attempt.
No one has been arrested so far in connection with the killing of the suspect.
In Blantyre, police have confirmed the killing of two suspects in mob justice in Chinyonga.
Police spokesman for the south James Kadadzera said the two suspects were suspected of terrorising Chinyonga Township and were caught by those who sell flowers in the area.
Kadadzadzera said residents in the Township administered mob justice on the two suspects instead of handing them over to police.