Man killed by own nephews over witchcraft

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Malawi Police in Dedza district are hunting for four suspects who murdered their 70 year-old uncle accusing him of practicing witchcraft.

Dedza deputy police publicist constable Cassim Manda confirmed the development and identified the deceased as Limion Julius of Mpango village, traditional authority Kasumbu in the district of Dedza.

Dedza witch

Slain.

The police publicist explained that the incident took place on the night of Wednesday when the four accused Julius of bewitching a certain person in the same village who died after a short illness. According to constable Manda, the four murderers hit Julius on the head with pestles and he died on the spot.

A postmortem conducted at Dedza district hospital indicated that Julius’s death was due to severe head injuries. Currently, no one has been arrested on the matter since all four suspects are on the run.

Chapter 7:20 of laws of Malawi section 20 of the witchcraft act spurn any ordeal which is likely and directly to result in the death of a person or to bodily injury.

Manda explained that charging person with witchcraft is also prohibited on section 4 of Witchcraft Act and perpetrators shall be liable to imprisonment for five years.

He urged people to report to police if someone accuses them of practising witchcraft and he promised that perpetrator shall be dealt with accordingly.

All four suspects are expected to face murder charges in accordance with section 209 of the penal code.

In December 2015, a 40 year-old man was also murdered at Nemon Katengeza after villagers accused him of practicing witchcraft and Dedza police is still investigate matter to establish murderers.

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  1. Malawi in the news for all the wrong reasons. Such unnecessary loss of life and brutality once again in Africa. Such things unfortunately happen in an environment that does not promote rational thinking and a mindset that views with skepticism all kinds of magical, supernatural and superstitious claims and where politicians can incite violence against another on the basis of these beliefs. Is Malawi at this juncture able to demonstrate humanity? Is it really all lost for Malawi and Malawians will become a people who bay for blood of their fellow human for superstitious and supernatural belief claims?

  2. Boma kuti linene kuti afiti azimangidwa padzikhala umboni wanji otsimikidzika kuti uyudi ndi mfiti? Of course ufitiwo ndiye ulipodi koma umboni oti tidziwe mfiti sitimakhala nawo.Malamulo alipo ndipo mfiti zimamangidwa pakakhala umboni weniweni

  3. Bwanji simukukonza malamulo olongosoka a boma okhuza nkhani za ufiti? Ngatitu sipapezeka njila zothesela mavuto amenewa zizingopitililabe zimenezi. Kodi ndizoona ndithu kuti boma silikuziwa kuti ufiti ulikodi? Kodi Malawi ndi azungu oti saziwa kuti kuli masenga? Azamalamulo muonepo apa mchitidwe oyimbila mfiti manja uthe chifukwa mfitizi zikuzunzanso anthu. Zosatila zake ndiye kuonjezela umasiye tikuonawu.

  4. Anthu anayi adafa mmudzimo osadwara wina adafa ndi pakati and it hurts anthu kumakanika kulima moti anthu ammudzi mwathu kwa Namayesa kumakanika kulima since we’re neighbours

  5. Wy do u kill in amanner even wapolice osakugwirani ngati nsinje uli pafupi kungomponya mmenemo olo kummabgilira gogo pakhosi aziti wazimangilira

  6. Tikuchedwa nazo zinthu zonga izi.All sorcerers must be banished from this country as they have nothing tangible to offer for our economic emancipation.

  7. Now we are in the last days, so if you see things like these you have to know that time is over and rapture is about, ndye kaya tzionaa! Nthawi ino ndya zigogodo. That is y we are not receivng good weather, we r jst recvng nyengo zazilango zokhazokha, mvula nayo ndye eee! Ingogwa mpapiri mokhamokha coz ndmene mulimadalitso uculuka, pomwe musimu cngagwe mokwanira bcoz devil is there, amalawi ambiri tmat ndife opemphera zimenezo zilibe ntcito okhulupirira ndiwocita mawo. Nkhani za ufitz zovuta kuzimvetsa.

  8. Yes it is true witchcraft exist but we have not to take judgement into our hands god is the judge of those cases am very sorry with these people as the earthy judges will not give them asmile once they are caught they will spend many years behind bars to news that are unforseen

  9. Kod nalonso boma la Dedza linakhala bwanj. Siku ndi siku nkhani yoyamba imachokela ku Dedza chifukwa chani. Eeee kudedza kwafikaponso.

  10. Malawi walelo wafika ponunkha heavy.Malamulo akungosinthidwa daiy kod chikuchitika ndi chani???? Nanu apolice mwafika kwambili, kodi malamulo anu akugwilabe ntchito kapena ayi???? Kapena munataya Bukhu la malamulo lanu lija??? Ndisaname zikuchitika kumalawiko zafika ponyasa kwambili bcz everday nkhani zake ngat zomwezi. Plz plz welenganinso mabuku anu amalamulo aja.

  11. 2016 is the year of murdering each other in Nyasaland. Pomafika December kukhala kutaphedwa theka la Malawi ndithu. Musiyireni mwini wake chauta chiweluzo ndi chilango. Inu mphamvu yonyonga munthu mwayitenga kuti? May the Almighty intervene his people. Rest In peace mdala

  12. Hahahaha dziko lino ndiloseketsa mesa nokha munanena kti kulibe ufiti ndipo ngati wina angapezeka akumunena mzake kti ndi mfiti amangidwa… Sono umboni uwu mwaupeza ktiko.? Ndkufunsa inuyo mwalembanutu, amenewo asiyeni amangeni ma GAY kapena aja anapanga cash gate aja zimenezo tivomera koma izizi zlibe umboni weni weni. Kaya mwamva kaya

  13. Paja boma la Malawi limangovomeleza chilichonse mfiti nazoso anazipatsaso ufu wawo panoso ndiya ma Gay akufunaso apatsidweso ufulu wawoso nde zotsatila zake zizikhalano choncho kumangokozana basi

  14. iwo anadziwa bwanji kut mdalayo ndi mfiti? nde kut amakumana kotamba so anapanga mantha poganiza kut mdala aulura chinsinsi

  15. iwo anadziwa bwanji kut mdalayo ndi mfiti? nde kut amakumana kotamba so anapanga mantha poganiza kut mdala aulura chinsinsi

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