Thursday, February 2, 2023
HomeMalawiMalawi Police denounce blood sucking rumours

Malawi Police denounce blood sucking rumours

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Malawi Police this dismissed reports that blood suckers have resurfaced in Mulanje.

This comes months after a wave of attacks last year against people accused of being vampires causing panic and chaos in the southern part of the country

The lynch mob attacks began in mid-September in a country where belief in witchcraft is widespread. Ten people died in the attacks with Blantyre mobs “torching a 22-year-old epileptic man in Chileka, and another man was stoned to death …after being suspected of being a blood sucker.

Police national spokesperson, James Kadadzera however said it is not true that blood suckers have resurfaced in the district of Mulanje.

He said some groups of people are bent at instilling fear and panic to communities by fabricating the blood sucking rumours in the district saying it is criminal and punishable by law.

“As we are speaking we have arrested two people in connection with these false rumours. We have arrested one person for giving false information that he was sucked blood but medical reports indicated that he was not,”‘ he said as quoted by The Daily Times.

Last year over 10 people were killed on suspicion of either being blood suckers or habouring blood suckers.

When the attacks worsened, the United Nations and U.S. embassy  blacklisted several districts as dangerous zones for staffers and nationals.

 

The Maravi Post has over one billion views since its inception in December of 2009. Viewed in over 100 countries Follow US: Twitter @maravipost Facebook Page : maravipost Instagram: maravipost    
RELATED ARTICLES

Most Popular

Recent Comments

The History of online Casinos – Agora Poker – hao029 on The History of online Casinos
Five factors that will determine #NigeriaDecides2023 - NEWSCABAL on Leadership Is Difficult Because Governance Is Very Stubborn, By Owei Lakemfa
Asal Usul Texas Holdem Poker – Agora Poker – hao029 on The Origins of Texas Holdem Poker
Malawi has asked Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador - Techio on Malawi lawmaker Chomanika against Mike Tyson’s appointment as Cannabis Brand Ambassador over sex offence
Finley Mbella on Brand Chakwera leaks Part 1
Maria Eduarda Bernardo on The 2021 Guide to Trading Forex Online
Atsogo Kemso, Political Foot Soldier on Why MCP and UTM Alliance Will Fail
Em. Prof. Willem Van Cotthem - Ghent University, Belgium on Malawi army, National bank cover Chilumba barrack with trees
Christopher Murdock on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Samantha The Hammer on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Muhindo Isevahani on The Cold War Against TB Joshua
JCON/SCOAN/BKN(888/8885/8808) on The Cold War Against TB Joshua
Keen Observer on Jesse Kabwila, Then and Now
Francesco Sinibaldi on Advertising in 2020 and beyond
VICTORIA NAMENE FILLIPUS on Is TB Joshua not another religious fraudster?
more k