Couple killed on witchcraft allegations

Fire Malawi

Set on fire (Google images).

A Malawian couple in Karonga district has been killed by being set on fire by irate villagers on allegations of witchcraft in Mchenjere village in the district.

Police has identified the couple as Titus Vikhumbo aged 76 from Mchenjere village and his wife Marinara Mathongo aged 65 from Mwanyecha 3 village paramount chief Kyungu in Karonga district.

Confirming the development Karonga police spokesperson Enock Livason said the situation went hay wire on Monday evening where people killed the couple and buried their remains in their kitchen.

“The couple was killed by the members of their community on allegations that they were keeping Crocodiles for witchcraft,” said Livason.

So far no one has been arrested,but police has warned people to stop taking the law into their hands saying it is a criminal offence.

Meanwhile the Executive Director of Association for Secular Humanism George Thindwa has condemned the act and said the association will investigate the matter.

He further said that it is unfortunate that people are failing to accept sudden deaths in their area.



  1. So o cn just make up a rumour that someone is practising witchcraft without any evidence and have them burnt and the police won’t even arrest me?
    Let me not get enemies.

  2. Oh ! My beloved Mother , Malalawi .
    Where has all the God fearing spirit and the Humanity gone ?
    We don’t have to behave in such an inhuman way , we are one .
    What are court there for ?
    Let’s stand together as one to end such violence and Keep higher @@[1:[0:1: our flag of Peace and unity ]] ( Identity ) as a Peace Loving Nation @@[1:[0:1: Warm Heart Of Africa ]] !
    God help us !