Communities of Laiti and Mbenderana 1 villages under Traditional Authority Kasisi in Chikwawa had a rude awakening on the wee hours of Easter Monday when an old woman in her 70s was found naked.
The woman identified as Melenia Bauleni from Mbenderana 1 village was found naked among houses on the ground in Laiti village according to Chikwawa Police Officer In-Charge (OC), Assistant Commissioner, Dave Chingwalu.
He said a large crowd brought Bauleni to the police station while chanting ‘witch! witch!’
Chingwalu said although that was the case, the woman showed some sort of insanity believed to have originated from her old age.
The OC said that according to a niece of the woman, this has not been the first time that Bauleni had gone astray.
Police have summoned relatives of the suspected witch to come and pick her while thanking people for not being harmful on the old woman.
Last week people of Group Village Headman Mwalija under Traditional Authority Kasisi also woke up to a surprise when they found an object outside a house which they believed was a witchcraft plane and that it had fallen.
The country’s laws do not recognize existence of witchcraft but in recent times people especially the old ones have fallen victim to witchcraft allegations by facing accusations or to a point of death by facing mob justice.