Villagers in the area of chief Chembe in Malawi’s lake shore district of Mangochi believe a man who recently died in the village has reincarnated as a mad cow.
According to one villager, the man was a well-known juju believer.
He said the man, John Yasini had been sick for a long time and he started begging people that they should kill him because he was failing to die.
“Some of the people who were with him tried their best but it took time for them to end the man’s life. Eventually he died.
“Ever since his death the villagers have been troubled by a mad cow,” said villager.
Another villager told Malawi24 that she has had an encounter with the cow. She said that the cow is so strange and it only appears in the late hours of the night.
“The cow does not kill or bring harm to any person but it damages things like maize, or enters into bathrooms and drinks dirty water from the bathrooms.
“Many people are afraid to walk during the night because of this mad cow,” she said.