KARONGA-(MaraviPost)-Angry villagers in the northern district of Karonga on Thursday killed three elderly people over allegations that the three were practising witchcraft.
The murder occurred at Lupembe in the district.
Eye witness told The Maravi Post that a witchdoctor in the area declared that three are witches and they were later murdered.
Northern Region Police Spokesperson Peter Kalaya said the police are yet to get more details about the incident.
Malawians on social media have condemned the murder of the three and have called on authorities to take action.
“Too bad, I think the Herbalist Association of Malawi should look into issues to do with the so-called “witchdoctors” these are the people fueling these barbaric acts,” said one person in a comment on Facebook Page.
Witchcraft allegations is punishable by Malawi laws.