Malawians have talked up mob justice arguing that the practice will help reduce crime in the country.
The development comes after an angry mob burnt seven people in Nsanje district for being found with human bones on Tuesday.
Commenting on an article that Malawi24 published, Malawians have welcomed mob justice as a solution for dealing with people who commit serious offenses.
“This should be a warning to others, I recommend mob justice,” wrote Horance Kafwafwa.
Other readers argued that people who are against mob justice are not different to the ones who commit the crimes.
“Any person who is condemning mob Justice is like those people who killing people around the country,” Miguel Isaque Eugenio said.
According to the readers, failure by the police and the courts to bring to book people who commit crimes has made Malawians to lose trust in the two institutions and to resort to mob justice
Esmie Kantsitsi wrote: “Malawians are fed up, police and courts are full of corruption, mob Justice is the best, big up.”
However, human rights campaigner Timothy Mtambo has condemned people from Nsanje for burning the seven suspects.
“This is very bad for a country like Malawi, the police officers and courts are there for that. It will be good if this practice had ended earlier than yesterday,” said Mtambo.
Meanwhile, police in Nsanje district are investigating the matter to bring to book people behind the killing of the seven people.
Four elderly people were recently killed by a mob accusing them of witchcraft.