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Malawi Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody Yamikani Mazunzo of Traditional Authority Khongoni area in the district, for allegedly murdering his 13-year old biological brother.

Lilongwe Police Public Relations Officer, Kingsley Dandaula said in an interview that 18-Year old Yamikani, was arrested on July 27 after being found with human body parts suspected to have been removed from the body of his younger brother, Saulosi Mazunzo.

The deceased is said to have left his home in Utabwalo Village during the morning of July 11 to hunt for mice near Khasu Estate in the area; and he never returned. His body was found two days later within the estate.

According to Dandaula, officers from Kasiya Police took the body, which had no head, legs and hands to Kamuzu Central Hospital mortuary for postmortem.

“The suspect led a team of investigators to the scene of the murder and another scene where the body had initially been buried for two days. We also went to a tree where the suspect kept the body parts,” said Dandaula.

He said that the body parts except for the head were found in the tree.

The Police are yet to establish the reason behind the gruesome murder.

The suspect is currently on remand at Maula Prison and will soon appear before court to answer to murder charges.

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