People of Matawale Village, Traditional Authority Mtema in Lilongwe were greeted with shocking news Monday night when they found a 41-year-old man dragging a body of his wife into his house.

Eyewitness said when they confronted the man, he said the two had gone out to practice witchcraft and that they had had an accident in the process.

Kanengo Police confirmed the development saying they intervened and took the body to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) for postmortem, where it transpired that the woman had died of internal bleeding.

Kanengo Police Spokesperson, Esther Mkwanda, identified the man as Rodwell Mtifunsire of Kamanga Village, T/A Kabudula, Lilongwe and the deceased as Christina Rodwell 34, of Matawale Village, T/A Mtema, Lilongwe.

She said following the postmortem results, the police re-interrogated Mtifunsire who allegedly confessed to have killed his wife in cold blood.

“Mtifunsire had two wives and on the material night he was coming from his second wife,” explained Mkwanda, and continued, “He said when he reached home his wife took long to open the door for him and this angered him so much that when she finally opened the door, he banged her hard against the wall.”

Mkwanda said when asked about the witchcraft practice version, Mtifunsire said he had cooked it up knowing that telling the truth would put his life at risk.

Mtifunsire is charged of murder contrary to Section 209 of the Penal Code and he is expected to appear before court soon.

Murder charge attracts a maximum sentence of Life Imprisonment with Hard Labour, according to Mkwanda –mana.

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