Malawi witchcraft : Elderly man killed in Dedza

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Dedza Suspects

The arrested people who killed the suspected witch.

A 70 year-old man in Dedza has been murdered by his nephews who accused him of practicing witchcraft.

Dedza deputy police publicist Cassim Manda confirmed the incident. Manda identified the deceased as Limion Julius of Mpango village, Traditional Authority Kasumbu in the district of Dedza.

He said the deceased was killed on the night of Wednesday by his nephews after they accused him of bewitching someone in the same village who was shortly admitted and died at Dedza district hospital.

The late Julius was hit on the head with pestles and died on the spot.

The body of the late Julius was taken to Dedza district hospital and a postmortem revealed that the senior citizen died due due to severe head injuries.

So far no one has been arrested on the matter since all three suspects are on the run. Manda identified the suspects as Wiscot Mwalimu, 19, Dandaulani Nyamulani, 25, and Jailosi Mwalimu, 24, all from of Mpango village T/A Kasumbu in Dedza. Meanwhile, Manda has condemned the killing saying that it is against the law.

Cassim Manda

Manda: We are investigating the matter.

Chapter 7:02 of laws of Malawi section 20 of the Witchcraft Act spurn any ordeal which is likely and directly to result in the death of or bodily injury.

Manda added 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 anyone accuses them of practicing witchcraft.

In December last year a 40 year-old man was also murdered at Nemon Katengeza after villagers accused him of practicing witchcraft.

Dedza police are still investigating the matter.

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  1. Okana kuti ufiti kulibe nayenso ndi mfiti.Tangosinthani lamulolo apo ayi ndende zizaza.Anthu aphedwadi m’mudzimu nanga si palibe bwalo loweluza.

  2. Okana kuti ufiti kulibe nayenso ndi mfiti.Tangosinthani lamulolo apo ayi ndende zizaza.Anthu aphedwadi m’mudzimu nanga si palibe bwalo loweluza.

  3. witchcraft is apart of satanic nde ngat mukut kulibe umfit nde kut so satanic kulibeso tangoyesan kupita ku Dowa mukaone zomwe zimachitisa kut munthu akamakalamba azikhala ndi solarpanel pa mutu

  4. Its sad kuti akuphedwa choncho bt ku Mw kuno afiti ali ndi ufulu kwambiri n anthu akuvutitsidwa munjira zambiri koma pongofunika njira yabwino yothanirana ndi mfitizi.

  5. Aphungu nose anyumba ya malamuro mukoze tsiku, mudzayende usiku mudzadabwa Poona Q yamagalimoto aufiti mwina mudzatsimikiza kuti ufiti ulipodi musadZayerekeze kuthawa.

  6. People are tired of the witches who use their power of magic in a negative way. They use them in a satanic way because of their jealous and lack of love. Witches repent and use your magical powers in a positive way and ask God to help you.

  7. bt guyz mayb sindinaone bho,poyamba pakhaniyi pali chithuzi akut arrested suspects ndipo alipo 4 kenako akut 1suspect has been arrested while the 3 stil on run ndie zikukhala bwanj apa?

  8. Pathetic hw this thing is spreading… Think of those that are just beaten and no one reports of them… Help us to unlearn this belief, just like we hv unlearned Fisi ndi Jando.,.

  9. Pathetic hw this thing is spreading… Think of those that are just beaten and no one reports of them… Help us to unlearn this belief, just like we hv unlearned Fisi ndi Jando.,.

  10. dzosedzi mkamba ka boma lathuli mukanati athu akukikirana za ufitiz azipita kupolice sibwez iz zikuchitika chitika nanga taonani kuyambira munayakhula zot boma silikuvomereza za nkhan ya ufit afa ndi anga? utsi sufuka popanda moto panganipo kathu athu akufa awa Ambuye atithandizire

  11. Ufiti ulipo kodi aboma mumalesa chifukwa chani? Ngati mukukana kuti palibe mulandu waufiti ifeyo tiziwalanga chomcho basi.Mukuziwa anthu kumuzi akufa mwachisawawa kamba kaufiti ndiye ife tizisekelera zimenezo? Mukasegula mlandu kwa afiti wonse ifenso tisiya apo biii tiziwakanyanga chomcho!

  12. In the story you write “so far no one has been arrested” then you put a picture of four young men with a caption ” the arrested people who killed the suspected witch”. Even the details in the story are for three people with their ages yet the picture has four people. ARE YOU JUST RUSHING TO PUBLISH BEFORE ANYONE DOES IT AHEAD OF YOU? You can do better than this in giving quality infomation to the nation especially on sentive and sad issues like this one.

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