Two charged with murder of boy killed in botched circumcision

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Two men have been charged with murder after a 13 year-old boy died days after getting circumcised at an initiation camp in Kasungu. police

Confirming the development to malawi24, public relations officer Edna Mzingwitsa spokesperson identified the suspects as Asiyeni Asauka and Jeke Welemu from Kasungu district.

The two circumcised the boy Julius Sainet at a local initiation ceremony which took place on 17 July 2016 but soon after having his foreskin cut, the young boy developed a fever. He died five days later due to loss of blood.

When they noticed that the circumcision had gone wrong, the two men run away but the police launched a manhunt for them.

“Currently, the two have been charged with murder which is contrary to section 209 of the penal code,” said Mzingwitsa.

Asiyeni Asauka comes from Nyanda village while Jeke Welemu hails from Masaka village in the area Traditional authority Wimbe in Kasungu district.

 

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  1. Anthu amenewo sakudziwa za ungaliba abwere Juno Ku Zomba adzaphunzire Ife timapanga movomerezeka ndi boma masatifiketi tilinawo.Nsumbuwo kudula basis. Mongowapweteka azimayi ndi misomaliyo kkkkkkkk

  2. This article does not say the two men have been found and taken into custody.

    What are risks of cutting the foreskin? Truly death.
    All of Kasungu district is responsible for this 13yo death for allowing circumcision. Now you have an opportunity to stop this practice in the name of all who have died before and all those maimed who wish they had died.

  3. mmalo motumiza anawo ku dambwe la Gule Wamkulu kutengeka n zaeni nde mwaona2 angopita olozedwa lozedwa ku mpasa mistake Ngaliba.

  4. apa zikuonesa kuti miyambo ina siili bwino….yaku nsanje ikufalitsa edzi,jando ikupha ana,mulakho wa alomwe kumafanso anthu…shaaaa!..waaaa!….asaaa!…..

  5. Instead Of Kupitisa Anawo Akadulidwe Ku Chipatala Ndikungowatengela Kwa Angaliba Kuti Awauze Miyambo Amafuna Adule Wokha ! Dziko Linasintha Anthu Tikuyenda Odwalakale Apha Angati? Pliz Boma Kodi Silingathese Zomakadulisa Ana Ku Simba? Tiluza Ambili Ana Ndi Miyambo Yimeneyi

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