Angry mob kills goat thief in Machinga

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An angry mob in Machinga on Saturday killed a 62 year-old man who was caught stealing goats in the district.

Police in the district have confirmed the incident to Malawi24 and have identified the deceased as Stewart Chindevu.

PoliceMachinga Police publicist Davie Sulumba said Chindebvu went to steal goats at Pulika village in the district and he managed to find his way inside a goat kraal belonging to one Ishmael James.

However, the owner saw Chindebvu and shouted for help. His screams woke up other villagers who then descended on Chindebvu and gravely assaulted him.

Some well-wishers later took him to Nsanama health centre where he was pronounced dead.

Police are currently keeping in custody the owner of the goats in connection to the incident while other suspects are still at large.

The owner of the goats, James, comes from Pulika village, traditional authority Mlombwa in Machinga district

Meanwhile, the law enforcers have advised the general public not to take laws in their hands and to take suspects to police rather than killing them.

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  1. akupha ma Albino kaya wothawisa kaya kugulitsa ma Albino. Do not spare them with LIFE. In so doing we shall be reducing tese malpractice behaviour in Malawi.

  2. Bye bye Mr Stewart Chindevu! Rest in hell instead of arrested in prison. 65 yrs kumaba zasonyezeratu kuti ku uchinyamata mwaba ndi kupha anthu ambiri ndiponso mwina mwaphanso apolisi ambiri. Chomwe ndimaziwa ndichoti aliyese wopalamula milandu ya kuba ndi kupha anthu amadana kwambiri ndi achitetezo monga a polisi. Mob justice thandizani apolisi pochepesa anthu akubawa mMalawi. Ndathokoza a Machinga Mob Justice Court pantchito yotamandika ayigwirayi. Pitilizani kutsetsa mbava ndi mbanda. Sakaninso

  3. @victor chirwa . Ukunena zoyikila kumbuyo mbava Mwina siunabeledwepo . Chifukwa zimene imachita mbava ikakupeza nyumba zimakhala zoopsya chifukwa Ndi Moyo kapena imfa ndiye Mwina Iweyo siunazionepo . Ndibwino ziziphedwa chonchi mwina zizichepako

  4. Kasi imwe mukuti wachita makora kukomeka chifukwa ngwakwananga kasi uyo wamukoma wandanangepo paumoyo wake wose? Nanga imwe mundanangepo? Kasi chiuta watenge uyo wanange wafwenge mphanyi imwe muliko kulero? Do you think u r better than the dead man? Let God be the judge. And u dont sin against this man.

  5. choncho mwina chiwerengero okubawa chichepa kusiyana nkuti apitisidwe ku malawi prison collage akamabwera azatizuzaso. how I wish mbava zi za mu cashgate kulandila chilango ngati ichi bwezi ziko lino anthu atachepesa umbava

  6. That was ur story, u can’t explain to us no, thug he must go away please, am supporting those guys they killing them big up, 100/100 good.

  7. Choncho akazi atatu ndi zaka 65 zonsezo amadya zokuba zomwezo? Ngati ndi choncho ndiyekuti anali dolo kuphedwa ali ndi zaka 65. Kungoti anthu kuthedwa nzeru. Akubawa akamangidwa, kanthawi kochepa amapezeka amasulidwa ndikumaopsyezanso anthu. Amveke muziwanso, sindingasiye nonse munandimenya ndithana nanu ena akumatero ndiye anthu akumangoti bola tizigowapha akabwela ativutisanso

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  10. My fellow Malawians we hav lost direction in the sense that life is precious than gold. we have no right to kill our fellow countrymen who offended us because all of us w r sinners. Life is so precious than goat or gold.

  11. Wafa atadya ma christmas 65 wasiya akazi 3 ana 17 zidzukulu 39 kmaso amayuza ma a.r.t tamufufuza motero amapezeka kwambiri kwa chisuwi, msanama ,mposa kmaso nayuchi ndi ntaja