Mob kills chief

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Community members in Nsanje on Thursday killed a village headman after accusing him of working with blood suckers.

The incident happened in Mchacha James Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mlolo in the district.

Malawi PolicePolice have identified the deceased as Landani Chipira aged 48 who was a village headman In the area.

Reports show that the mob attacked the chief after community members saw strange people suspected to be blood suckers in the area.

When villagers tried to apprehend the ‘blood suckers’, the strangers run away.

The villagers were then convinced that the chief was working with the strangers.

Nsanje Police Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma said people believed that the chief was coordinating with blood suckers.

“They mobilized themselves and surrounded his house to the extent of demolishing it. After confronting him with the rumours, they overpowered him and stoned the helpless man to death,” Zalakoma said.

She said police were yet to make any arrest in connection to the issue.

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  1. anthu tikuyenela kumapha mafumu otele komaso apolisi akabwera kuzapulumusa opopayo ,nawoso aphedwe komaso galimoto lawo liotchedwe

  2. Koma ndikuvomereza kuti anthu akumudzi amapeka nkhani, ndikukumbukira tiripasukulu kumudzi anthu amatiopseza kuti kubwera opopa magazi chenjerani koma olo mmodzi sidaveko oti wapopedwa magazi, anthu adziphedwa opanda chifukwa.
    Umbuli umasokoneza kaganizidwe
    Fuso ndiloti alobino akaphedwa timava zoti alobino waphedwa, tsono nkhani imeneyiyi sikudziwika kuti munthu wapopedwa magazi, akudandaula
    Koma munthu akangovala bwino mukuti uyu ndiwasatanic

  3. Dziko lili kumapetodi, inu who claimed that he was sucked blood? Malawi where are u going? l also remember in 90s the same rumors held but no body even any village complained to police no any real evidence was found ooh.When will it end?

  4. It’s hard to judge whether it’s true or not but the bottom line is that “THE ONES WHO LIVE THERE AND KNOW” are the ones who can feel it. It’s true that we had similar kind of rumors two decades of years ago especially in schools. Rumors that had no evidence but common says. However, we are living in different times now whereby anything can be possible. Living in dire poverty, life has become so unbearable that people are trying different sinister ways to make both ends meet.

  5. Malawi idakali pa umbuli waukulu,amene amatchukitsa nkhani ngati zimenezi ndi anthu oti ngakhale ‘a’ sakumudziwa.kuti muwafunse fun so Loti ‘kodi munthu wapopedwa magaziyo Ali kuti’sakuwuzani ayi,azingoti koma kwa bebeletsa kapena kwapholiwa wina wakomoka atapopedwa.amalawi m’malo moti tigwilane manja tithetse vuto landalama zathu zamisonkho zikungobedwazi,mu newspaper daily front page ndalama zasowa kwakuti kwakuti osapanga zamenewa bwanji?.ine kuchokela ndi standard 1 pa misesa primary school lero ndili ndi ana atatu ndakhala ndikumva zopopo magazi koma munthu opopedwayo sindinamuwonepo ayi.chonde mukazampeza muzandiwotseko.

  6. Agalu ena mukuletsa coz ur living in townz where security is intact but people away from developing trading centres r crying living in fear in their own houses….akamapezeka aziphedwa choncho

  7. Obsessive compulsive disorders, common in poverty stricken communities. Its a brain problem where people solve problems in foolish way. The best to deal with this is to alleviate poverty.

  8. That are has really become a no-go zone. Never heard of such things happening in Malawi in the past. What’s happening? I guess even the reporters of Malawi24 cannot attempt to visit the area to take real photos of the demolished house….

  9. what does the government really protect? is it reputation, failurephobia or incomtentphobia? when there is femine and some pple in salima died bcoz of hunger you hear them saying ” thats not true we have plenty in malawi.” now today protection falls blood suckers in mulanje and phalombe the police IG saying its not true just a rumour. go to Mathambi { mj} blood suckers made hole on the wall and sucked agood citizen. Today its now Nsanje. many a pple are brain washed bcoz of education. And they say this is superstition. Remember this is Africa and witchcraft exist. THE BEST TRICK EVER CREATED BY SATAN IS CONVINCING PPLE THAT HE DOESNT EXIST. The clergy and government should intervene. if the dpp government doesnt see this some ll use your weakness to dislodge you. 2019 Is just around a corner. TIME TO ACT.

  10. if there r no blood suckers,why is the police beating piple becoz they (piple) say there r blood suckers.Alolealole,akaneakane there are blood suckers

  11. Wa Police opusa uja amanena kuti kulibe uja alikuti nanga apapa anganene kuti bwanji zopusa bass kumakhalangati ali ndi chifukwa chofuna kulemekeza Boma pano mumufuse kawili ngati angayankhepo kanthu

  12. the problem with our government is that it reacts or respond too late to public concerns,e.g. at the time when people were crying of food shortages in the country,continous blackouts,albino killings,now blood suckers.

    • Ukut No Blood Suckers? Ndiwe wakut paja? ma blood suckers alipo and am a witness of this, u want to tell me that people from phalombe, mulanje and nsanje are mad? fufuzani kaye musanapange comment.

    • Am in mulanje now n I have attended patients saying they have been hurt by blood suckers but upon exam there is no remarkable vein puncture or any blood leak nde magazi amatuluk bwanji? Kapena mwapeza science ina?

    • But atleast their something going on. Could be related to either satanism or witchcraft. Its something that can not be explained theoritically. Even the victims’ explainations are not really corresponding at times. But we shouldnt dispell the runours. I don’t think People from Mulanje,Thyolo and Nsanje are all delusional. Lets accept there is a problem and investigate to find out the real cause. If villagers can catch a thief and render him to Police,,and then the village just to decide and kill the village headman?? Lets wait and see.

    • dont fool yourself ,and you must know that one day god will stand with his poor unhelped people against those who think they are great than creater money still fooling people

  13. Vuto Ndilo Okuphawo Samalemela Amalemela Ndimabwana Awowo Ngati Chochita Chakusowani Bwanji Osamakakumba Nyika Mushile Kumakagulisa

  14. Our president is not a Malawian consequently he doesn’t know what implication this rumours ere impacting to rural community. The most problematic people are those surrounding our foreign president. They don’t tell him the truth. Innocent people are going to be killed for no apparent reason. Please do something before the situation gets out of hand..

  15. The public should work hand in hand with our good respected policemen to capture those rural inhumane terrorists. Those senseless assailants should face the law of the land for termination of precious life basing on mere suspicion.

  16. It’s so sad that the region where the president comes from ppo are vehemently still stuck in ever existing practices with stubbornness and traditions…… Killing people bcoz u think they suck blood? Shame that side….. Please grow up!

    • Paja Kwanu ndi boma lanji? izitu si blood transfussion ukudziwayo ayi, come to holy family mission hospital uzamve ndikuona wekha ma patient omwe apopedwa magaziwo then uzalemba zowona, akulu, blood sucking iriko its true.

  17. Zinthu zoyenera kuchita kapena kusachita popita Ku Phalombe ndi Ku Mulanje
    1) Osavala suit (makamaka ya black), plus maglass a tintedi, nkunyamulanso laptop bag.
    2)osakwera galimoto ya cruiser…chonde tikwere kabanza
    3)Ngati mukufuna kukagonera konko, usiku osatuluka kokodza…muzitengeratu magututu
    4) Osakamba za magazi…olo wina atakufunsa za funso la biology, uzingonena kuti nsuzi omwe umakhala mnthupi….kwa inu ma model mukafuna magazine…muzingoti nkufuna nyuzipepala la ma celebu
    5) osayankhula chizungu, makamaka ana inu a High School. sakachedwa kukuchitani brai akangoti akupanga ma plan otipopa. and ma yoo nanu mumvekere, “what’s poppin’ nigga?”…. eh eh eh mukathamanga kukwezera mabuluku anu okhwefulawo.
    ngati ndayiwala zina…mutha kundikumbutsako.

  18. taonani mukupha anthu osalakwa ndiye tikamati anthu akumulanje,msanje,chikwawa,phalombe,nchyolo anthu ake simuganiza bwino mumakana koma thawi ina mudzaona,anthu omwe mukuphawa ndi ana amulungu mudzalira kuti koto.

  19. The government is quashing rumours of blood suckers being present in that district while natives are saying blood suckers are there! Why cant the government institute an investigation to reach the bottom of the matter rather than just refuting what the original inhabitants of the area are saying! There must be something going on there and its high time the government intervened!! Look now enemity is all over reaching the extent of killing Group Village Headman!!!

    • Simple and straight. A proper investigation will establish the truth. All this mob justice is a result of frustration and dissatisfaction with the performance of the police towards the matter. I don’t condone mob justice but when people are desperate they can do anything

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