Police Rescue Witchcraft Accused Victims in MJ

Magalasi - We will soon arrest the perpetrators Magalasi - We will soon arrest the perpetrators - pic by Hastings Jimani

As attacks on women on witchcraft accusations continue, angry mob in Mulanje on Sunday nearly killed a 60 year old woman and her 20 year old son by burning on suspicion that they killed their relation through magic.

Sources told Zodiak Online that the deceased, Elizabeth Mawira, aged 49 collapsed and died while frying fritters.

“The relations accused her sister, Fynes Mawira, and her son Mark Aruvi of bewitching her and the people started burning the two but police rushed to the scene and managed to rescue them,” said the sources.

They were taken to Mulanje District Hospital where they are receiving treatment.

Mulanje Police Officer-In-Charge, Assistant Commissioner Edwin Magalasi, said apart from rescuing the two, police also took the deceased’s body to Mulanje District Hospital for postmortem where results revealed that death was due to high blood pressure.

“We are investigating the matter and soon we will arrest perpetrators of this attack,” said Magalasi.

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