PAC calls for commission of inquiry on blood sucking


The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has said there is need for further investigations into the issue of blood sucking which has led to violence in the Southern Region.

PAC spokesperson Father Peter Mulomole said the issue of blood sucking is not new to this country as such it should be looked into by a commission of inquiry as soon as possible.

Peter Mulomole

Peter Mulomole: Calls for commission of inquiry.

“We all know that this issue of blood sucking has been happening ever since in time of Kamuzu and also during Bakili Muluzi’s leadership.  There should be a proper commission of inquiry to further investigate and go to the bottom of the issue,” he said.

He added that the issue has been taken as mere rumour and no proper investigation has been made to find out what is happening in the country.

Six people have so far been killed while others have had their property damaged or stolen after being accused of working with blood suckers or being blood suckers.

Commenting on lack of trust among community members in affected areas, Mulomole asked people in the country to stop pointing fingers at each other and to work together to end the rumours and violence.

Mulanje, Phalombe and Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Blantyre and Nsanje are districts that have been affected by reports of blood sucking.