On Tuesday angry residents in Mbayani township of Blantyre took the law into their own hands when they descended on a businessperson they suspected to have killed his nephew identified as Ibrahim aged 18 through magic.
The angry mob demolished a grocery shop of the trader identified as Kandeu Mpeyani.
According to information sourced by FaceofMalawi, Mpeyama was rescued by Members of community policing who handed him to Kabula police before being transferred to Blantyre police.
Blantyre Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Divala confirmed of the development.
“The man is in custody to protect him from the mob. But our officers are investigating the matter to ascertain the truth,” said Divala.
According to one of the source present at the scene told FOM that the fracas started as early as 7am when the mob descended on the shop, part of which was being used as Mpiyama’s house, and swept all groceries and other household property before pulling it down.
Meanwhile the father to the deceased Mike Ibrahim said he believes that his son was not dead because “Mpiyama has just removed his heart”.