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.