Two Malawians jailed in Zambia for claiming they can raise the dead

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A court in Zambia has sentenced two Malawians to three years in jail each for conning several people in the country.

The pair are said to have obtained 54,500 Zambian Kwacha by false pretence.

The two, Byson Phiri, 33, and Madalitso Mbewe, 29, were charged with five counts of obtaining money by false pretence contrary to the laws of Zambia.

crime (2)The Chipata Magistrate court last week heard that the convicts, while acting together with another person not known to the court, between January 16 and February 11 this year obtained the cash from five people under the pretext that they were going to raise people from the dead.

Magistrate Mercy Chabu said she was satisfied that the state had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and convicted the duo according to Zambian laws.

In mitigation the pair asked the court to exercise maximum lenience on them as they both have children who will need their presence.

In delivering her judgement, Magistrate Chabu said she had considered what the duo said in mitigation but that she was going to give them a stiffer punishment to deter would be offenders.

She then sentenced the two to three years imprisonment with hard labour each.

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  1. Mumakadzutsa anthu akufa ku Zambia kuno kwanu ku Malawi kulibe anthu akufa..??

    Mukaseweza 3 years imeneyo ku Zambia mudzasewezanso 10 years kuno… Ife tikudya Zitete ndi Mbewa pano.

  2. Mumakadzutsa anthu akufa ku Zambia kuno kwanu ku Malawi kulibe anthu akufa..??

    Mukaseweza 3 years imeneyo ku Zambia mudzasewezanso 10 years kuno… Ife tikudya Zitete ndi Mbewa pano.

  3. Icho sichimacheza nzeru zake zinathera pamenepo sichimunthu icho tidyadi magrasshoppers.more fire amalawi pitani muzikadzutsa anthu ku zambia ichi sichitithandiza

  4. Kkkkkk bt I fil dem are better being jailed outside de country.Born,school,and jailed in Malawi also nooo,lets clap hands 4 dem for breaking de records.

  5. Mmmm! Not really. The one who wrote this,was one sided.If you can think well,it’s like he quickly wrote it to capture people’s response without clear investigation of the matter.Let’s love one another as Malawians but not wishing someone to rot in cells in a foreign nation.

  6. Mbuzi ndi zimene zimapeleka ndalamazo,we too here in malawi got too many dead people why not raising them?

  7. Kkkkk!Yavuta njala pa Malawi,mpaka kufuna kudzutsa dead bodies mdziko la eni,..kuthawa kudya mice & grasshoppers as our president APM joked?

  8. A court in Zambia has sentenced two Malawians to three years in jail each for conning several people in the country. The pair are said to have obtained 54,500 Zambian Kwacha by false pretence. The two, Byson Phiri, 33, and Madalitso Mbewe, 29, were charged with five counts of obtaining money by false pretence contrary to the laws of Zambia. The Chipata Magistrate court last week heard that the convicts, while acting together with another person not known to the court, between January 16 and February 11 this year obtained the cash from five people under the pretext that they were going to raise people from the dead. Magistrate Mercy Chabu said she was satisfied that the state had proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and convicted the duo according to Zambian laws. In mitigation the pair asked the court to exercise maximum lenience on them as they both have children who will need their presence. In delivering her judgement, Magistrate Chabu said she had considered what the duo said in mitigation but that she was going to give them a stiffer punishment to deter would be offenders. She then sentenced the two to three years imprisonment with hard labour

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