Mob justice in Malawi: Suspected thief burnt to death in Dedza

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A gang of irate people in Dedza district has burnt to death an 18 year-old man for stealing beans and clothes.

Police spokesperson in the district constable Cassin Manda confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Petrol Jalani of Kalinde village Traditional Authority Kachere in Dedza.

He said Jalani broke into the house of Mrs Enelesi Binali and stole two bags of beans and clothes before walking away.

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Burnt to death.

But on his way to his destination he saw people who were hunting the mice and he started running away.

The group noticed that he was a thief and they ran after him. When they apprehended him, they set him ablaze using tyres and he died on the spot.

The police later visited the scene of the incident and took the corpse to mortuary where a post-mortem will be conducted.

Meanwhile Manda has condemned the killing saying such acts are against the constitution of Malawi.

He said: “Malawi police believe in fair trial whereby a person has a chance to defend himself in the court of law.”

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  1. Guys Munthu Wakhala Akuvutitsa Uyu Atamugwira Analonjeka Kuti Amusiye Awapatsa MK2,000,000 Ine Ndimakhala Chakomweko kupitanaye ku police mawa amakatuluka

  2. Koma zomaphanazi no no no, enough is enough, kuba nkhuku kupha munthu I really dnt understand, what is the government doing about this.

  3. Imvani anthu amene muķuchita izi you are beyond sharia laws, Chitani izi kwa munthu opha nzake koma not oba nthochi, beans or chani?

  4. Man musanene kuti anthu atayilira akuchita zomwe akufuna chifukwa, cha ulamuliro wapresident ai. Bodza limenelo kodi dziko muno makhothi ntchito yake ndichiyani, ndimayetsa boma linamnga makhothi ndi cholinga choti tikakakwirana tizikadandaula kumeneko azitithandiza? Ndiye inu ulamuliro wake mukunenawo ndiuwuti, popeza apolisi aliponso momuno oti inuyo athakukuthandizani ngati wina wakulakwirani. Muganize bwino, chifukwa anthu amene achita zimenezi, ena pomwepo ndi anthu opemphera akhristu. Koma chifukwa, cha satana m’dyelekezi ndi amene anakula mumtima mwawo ndipamene achita zinthu ngati zimenezi.

  5. Kuntha mantha a Malawi masiku ano akungopanga zinthu zoipa momwe angafunile, chifukwa a kudziwilatu kuti palibe chilango chomwe angalandile under Peter’s government. Mchifukwa chake a Malawi atayilira…

  6. Why should you give thieves a chance to defend themselves No wonder the Malawi Police Service is busy protecting the worst thieves of all Time “APM and Team DPP ” an am sure they will be given a 100% chance to defend themselves against 577 Billion cashgate Foolish MPS

    • Zimayamba pang’ono pang’ono. Zulo nyemba, lelo nyemba ndi zovala, nanga mawa? Kenako mumva naye wayamba kudula anthu ziwalo, ndiye muzizatino chani? Mphoto ya ntchimo ndi imfa basi, palibenso kuchitila mwina

  7. Why this My fellow Malawians? Judging ur friend yet Him above z there & has placed His crue 4 such cases, that z the police. May his soul rest in peace, sorry.

  8. Why didn’t report him to authorities than killing him,malawi is now becoming hell in Africa,killing albinos ,that this,i just don’t understand where this nation heading to.