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Malawi- Police in Rumphi have placed in custody two men for allegedly killing Chancy Mughogho, 58 of Chagunyuka village, under Traditional Authority Katumbi over witchcraft accusations.
It is reported that On May 17 this year around 23:00 hours, Simon Mughogho, 30, first suspect and Chancy (now deceased) were accusing each other of practicing witchcraft, the time they were both coming from beer drinking joint at Thavila Village.
In the process, Simon started assaulting Chancy and later he was joined by second suspect Wedson Chawinga, 19, who too assaulted him and left, leaving Mughogho unconscious.
The matter was reported to Hewe Police Post who visited the scene together with medical personnel from Katowo Health Centre who said death was due to loss of blood secondary to assault.
Rumphi Police station spokesperson Sergeant Tupeliwe Kabwilo identified the suspects as, Symon Mughogho from Kandithu Village whilst Wedson Chawinga comes from Chilikunthazi village both under Traditional Authority Katumbi.