Angry mob in killing spree

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crime (2)An angry mob in Neno on Monday killed four elderly people whom the residents suspected to have been involved in witchcraft.

According to police in the district, the mob accused the four of using a manmade lightning to bewitch and kill their relative, 17 year-old Flora Kanjete.

Neno Police spokesperson Raphael Kaliati identified the elderly people murdered as Eliza Ennosi Kanjete (86), Elenefa Kanjete (76), Byson Kanjete (73), and Idesi Julius Kanjete (69). They all hailed from Chimbalanga village, Traditional Authority Dambe in Neno.

According to Kaliati, police together with medical personnel went to the scene of the incident and after examining the bodies, they found that the four died due to severe assault. The four also had fractures in the ribs, arms and deep cuts on the heads.
It was not immediately clear if the police have arrested anyone in connection with the killings.

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  1. AKANATANI POPEZA KULIBE LAMULO LAUFITI KUMALAWI.BASI ANSWER NDIMENEYO IWO ALODZA MWANA NAWONSO APHEDWA.IMENEYO TIMATI MWALA KU NYANI.THAWI YA BINGU AFITI AMAMANGIDWA KOMA KUNABWERA AKUTI JB NKUMATI UFITI KULIBE SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!LERO ANTHU ANGOPHANA SOPANO .THAT WAS BEST THE BEST SOLUTION .BOMA LIGANIZE BWINO

  2. but people shouldn’t take the law into their own hands I mean there is police who can deal with that but killing athers for being suspected of witchcraft is uncalled for where is the prove and invidance that this people practised witchcraft sad indeed how can one do this to another hey my deepest thoughts goes to those families affected

  3. Kwaamene sanachionepo azinena kuti mfiti kulibe,koma kwaine nasangalala kuti azigogowa aphedwa kuti ena atengerepo phudziro

  4. For som1 wh has not FALLEN VICTIM t witchcraft tht is BAD.But for me tht is THE BEST WAY OF DEALNG thes DEVILISH pple.We shud EMULATE it.THUMBS UP!!

  5. 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?

  6. 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?

  7. This z nt new to pple n residents of Neno, we r used of this, each n every rainy season pple r killed with this manmade lightening especially in TA Dambe which shares boundary with Mozambique, the only good ness z dat after de strike, elders reveal de main culprit, n de only solution they use to stop this evil malpractice z to kill with clubs, stones, pestles, panga’s n de like, since then no one has been arrested in relation to this brutal killings, it happened at one point in time some villagers were arrested on similar brutal killing, n de whole village agreed to have a vigil at a police station n later on de convicts were released, since then there z no any arrest’s over killings of suspected witches, in Neno manmade lightning’s are sold at price ranging from K1000 to something K10,000

  8. #Admni ine ndili ku south africa koma picture yake iyi ndaipeza, tsono inu zimakulephelekani nthawi zonse kupeza pic bwanji? Ntchito imakuvutanitu apa. Kkkkkk. Anyway,too bad to our gogos

  9. Kuchimake kwa mphezi amachita kulengerana mvula kuli mfiti zolakwika ukosikutamba koma kufikapo ndikudziwa kunkhani za umfiti they don’t pray games mwatsala Kanjere ndi mwa Mposadala

  10. Why people be like that?why those Grands didn’t eat you that time you were young??why they keep your Mother or your father until grow..mmm guys think twice this is Horrible indeed…RIP Grands

  11. Munthu watopa ndi chilungamo. Kudikila chiweluzo chamulungu akuona kuti anthu azakhala onse atatha kkkkkkk kulakwa koma. Ngati padali umboni okwanila, achitabwino.

  12. What has Malawi Police done so far , you are waiting for Thindwa to react ? This country is in the hands of dogs. Can the inspector general open his mouth and tell the whole world why the elderly people should die in the hands of the young people just because of stupid beliefs ? We are to see more evils in this country if we are to continue to be under DPP readership.