By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
The Malawi Police Service (MPS) has condemned the latest mass killings that saw seven people assaulted and burnt to ashes by an angry mob at Traditional Authority Tengani in Nsanje district on Tuesday afternoon.
According to a statement released by the law enforcers on Wednesday, community members in the area were tipped off that the seven were travelling to Mozambique with human bones.
Without informing the police, the community members caught the suspects who were found with suspicious bones wrapped in plastic bags.
However, on their way to the police, angry community members started assaulting the suspects who they later burnt alive.
It was too late for the law enforcers to rescue the suspects who were already dead by the time they arrived on the crime scene.
Malawi police has since warned Malawians to desist from taking the law into their own hands because this ends up masking pertinent information that would further lead to the arrest of main suspects.
So far, no arrests have been made but police managed to recover the suspicious bone and are currently in their possession.
Some weeks ago, four elderly people were beaten to death by angry villagers in Neno after they were accused of killing a young girl through witchcraft.