Malawi: Angry Mob Torch Woman's Property, Accusing Her of Witchcraft

Ntchisi — An angry mob recently set ablaze a woman's two houses and other property who the mob suspected of being a witch in Ntchisi District.

Ntchisi Police Spokesperson, Gladson M'bumpha, said the woman, Anesi Falison, 80 of Chiyana Village in Traditional Authority Vuso Jere is suspected to have bewitched her 33 year old son, Thomas Chowokoka, now deceased of the same village.

He said the woman's neighbours accused her of bewitching her son who had been sick for two months.

"At the time of the son's death, the woman was attending a funeral in another village and when she arrived home, she found her two houses and kraals on fire," said M'bumpha.

According to the police spokesperson, the woman's livestock, bags of beans, soya beans, clothes, beddings and other household property all valued at K500,000 were burnt to ashes.

Police are investigating the matter to identify and arrest the suspects.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Malawi News Agency

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.