Seven in jail for attempting to set ablaze granny

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Police in Dedza district have arrested seven family members for conspiring to set on fire a 75 year-old woman after accusing her of witchcraft.

Spokesman for Dedza police constable Cassim Manda confirmed of the development.

Cassim Manda

Cassim Manda confirmed of the incident.

Manda identified the seven as Renald Store, 42, who is the prime suspect, Posiyano Mtokoma, Sidonia Store, Doris Filias, Felentia Simeon, Pelepechuwa Malisiyano and Aliseniyo Dickson; all from Juwa- Kadamanja village in the area of Traditional Authority Kamenyagwaza in Dedza.

According to Manda, Sidonia Store a wife to Renald Store had been repeatedly beating her daughter Selepiya Store and one day after another severe beating the girl went missing.

But Renald accused the 75 year-old woman, who is his own mother, of being behind the child’s disappearance saying the woman bewitched the girl.

He therefore conspired with the other suspects to set ablaze his 75 year-old mother.

Fortunately, police quickly came in after being informed by well-wishers and rescued the old woman.

Thereafter police arrested all seven suspects who are answering two charges: the charge of wrongful confinement contrary to section 266 of penal code and the charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm contrary to section 254 of penal code.

“Let me have opportunity to warn the general public, it is unconstitutional to suspect any person of being a witch,” said Manda.

Meanwhile, police managed to find the girl at her friend’s house near Dedza border.

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  1. Ufiti ulipodi kma sikt munthu akakalamba ndimfiti limenelo mdibodza lamkung’unthiza,kd achinyamata axanga ngati tisali amfiti pano ndiye Mulungu atisunge ndikukula mpaka kukalamba zidzukulu zathu mkumadzatinena kuti ndife mfiti tidzava bwanji?zamatsenga zovuta pokhapokha mwina wakeyo avomereze ekha kt ndiine mfiti,kma zomangootcha munthu chifukwa mukuganizira ndinkhaza zooopsya kwambiri,sindimgasekerele mchitidwe opusawu

  2. this is not good because every has got right to do things,but ufiti wawonjeza here at Malawi but bcoz of this all witchcraft they are supposed to bushed fire.l am congratulate for this futz

  3. ufit ulipo kma sungamzwe mnth kt nd mft pongomuona ,amalw khalidwe limenli litheret,sopano mukmaliza nkhlmba nkuoth atithndze nzru ndn? in zsiru et syan mchtidwe opusau stupid malawians

  4. Nkhani za ufiti ndizovuta

    Munthu akakalamba kwambiri ndi mfiti
    Munthu wokalamba akakhala ndi maso ofila ndi mfiti
    Munthu akalemera, m’bale wake akangofa ndi mfiti
    Munthu akagula chigayo ndi mfiti

    Ukayamba bisinesi. M’bale wako akapenga ndiwe mfiti.

    Sing’anga aliyense (olo ali wonama) akangonena kuti ndiwe mfiti ndiye kuti iwe zako zada.

  5. mutenge kastick kamatchesi aliyese kake kuyasa kumuotcha nako pamimba posaonekela paka kazime koma asakagwile paka kathe moto ndithu…onse zikatheka atuluseni aziwa kuti moto ngoyipa bwanji pakhungu lamunthu.

  6. Kodi m’mesa mumati ufiti kulibe, ndipo ukapeza ukutundula m’zako ufiti ukuyenela kulandila chilango?.Ndiye awowo malamulo awatenga kuti otentha munthu?,nawonso akuyenela kuona zowawa kamba koyatsa munthu.