Malawian police arrest 3 for killing uncle over 'witchcraft'

2016-02-22 14:30

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Lilongwe – Three people were arrested in Ntcheu District, Malawi, after they allegedly killed their uncle who they accused of using witchcraft to kill their brother.

Nyasa Times reports that Esnart, 24, Rose, 22, and Mac Yon Billy, 14, had heard rumours that their uncle Hudson Banga, 65, had used witchcraft to kill their brother, Lingson Billy, 27, who was struck by lightning on February 17.

"Two sisters and a young brother to the deceased did not take those rumours lightly. They went to their uncle and confronted him, but later chaos erupted where the uncle was stoned and hit by different objects to death," a police spokesperson was quoted as saying.

The three later surrendered themselves to the police.

Police have urged the public not to take the law into their own hands and to report matters such as suspicion of witchcraft to the authorities.

Last month, four nephews were arrested in Dedza for killing their 70-year-old uncle after they accused him of being a witch.

Read more on:    malawi  |  witchcraft  |  crime  |  southern africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.