Killing of 94-year-old man condemned

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The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) has expressed worry over the killing of a 94-year-old man who was accused of witchcraft.

This follows brutal killing of Kenward Kumwenda in Karonga district over allegations that he was practising witchcraft.

Timothy Mtambo

The killers must be brought to book Mtambo

An angry mob was reported to have taken away the life of Kumwenda on Monday over claims he killed his relative.

Reacting on the issue, CHRR has urged law enforcers to speed up investigations on the matter for justice to prevail.

Through a statement signed by CHRR Executive Director Timothy Mtambo, citizens have been urged to stop taking laws into their hands.

“We find it worrisome that in the country mobs that assume the role of judges, juries and executioners are steadily increasing,” reads part of the statement made available to Malawi24.

CHRR has since urged joint efforts to curb the practice that is blocking justice and taking away the right to life of victims.

For a while suspects are seen to have been torched for being suspected of various crimes.

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  1. I think our country now is full of demons, coz if someone is very old that does not mean he or she is a witchcraft, and it seams that in our country these days the ones who call mob justice are more power than the police which is very bad, if the government doesnt take these things serious it will bacome worse in future

  2. Not only old ppo are wichcraft but wat we av to know umfiti ulipo ndipo anthu madera ena akusowa mtendere ndi khalidwe la umfiti chomcho lets look all side ithink ngat anafika pomupha umboni anali nawo kuti dalayo ndi mfiti i hate umfiti

  3. Gutted. Disturbed. Saddened.
    This shouldn’t just be verbally condemned, but these misinformed, excomunicated and barbaric culprits must face the law.

  4. Azinzanga ndiyankhule chonchi…… zokhulupilila kuti kuli ufiti ndi umbuli chabe! Chimozimozi kukhulupilira kut mulungu ndi munthu yemwe amakhala mmwamba!! umbuli chabe!!

    Zaufitizi amakokomeza ndi anthu amazitchula kut anthu a Mulungu wa inu!!

    UFITI KULIBE ANTHU ANGA TAMVESERANI

    RIP to that Grandfather

  5. Ufiti ulipo osatinso okalamba okhaokha ayi ndi ana omwe.Mukati kulibe kodi mu baibulo akati amatsenga amanena ndani?Ena panopa anasamukasamuka kamba ka nkhani imeneyi kumauzidwa kuti iwe lero dzuwa sililowa nkumachitikadi.Boma lisanene kuti ufiti kulibe ayi,koma lione mbali zonse.

  6. Koma Ife Amalawi Zomva Imva Zitithera Katundu Mwachitsanzo Kaamba Kosowa Mulowa Mmalo Wa Mzika Yeni Yeni Yozitsata Za Nyanja Yamalawi Lero Akuti Vuta Nayo Atanzania Kukanakhala Akamuzu Aja Alipo Kapena Sitawachitile Nkhanza Akatiuza Nzeru Zomwe Amkapangila Kuti Agalu Awa Kuti Asativute Ndiye Tikamapha Magogo Tiyeni Tiwaphe Ngati Mmene Tikuchitiramo Kooooma Tidzalira Ngati Mmene Tikulirira Ndi Nyanja Yathu

  7. Izi zachisoni,koma zikuchitika madera ammbiri.Ena amachita ponena kuti kulibe khoti lomwe oganizilidwa ufiti amayimbidwa mlandu,boma liyenera kuvomereza lamulo loti ufiti ulipodi ndipo mfiti iyenera kuimbidwa mlandu chifukwa chopha munthu izi mwina zingateteze azigogo athu kuti asamangophedwa chonchi chifukwa achinyamatanso ndi afiti RIP GOGO

  8. Ngati mwapeza umboni woti munthu ndi mfiti mu mupheso mu umfiti momwemo chifukwa malamulo amati ufiti kulibe koma #muwumfiti,ufiti uliko.Chifukwa umboniwo mumawupezaso mu umfiti

  9. this fucken youth who thinks they will never grow old must use their brain,killing someone if 94 years is bushit no matter what he has committed!!!