In Phalombe’s Mpata area, an enraged mob took the life of a man accused of fatally stabbing his brother-in-law over monetary disputes.
Phalombe Police Station Officer, Marko Mvutuka, disclosed that Steven Makwaya had hired his brother-in-law, Steven Sapo, for a job involving cutting reeds and bamboos.
Despite Sapo’s successful completion of the task, Makwaya allegedly withheld payment for reasons unknown.
When confronted about the overdue payment, Makwaya reportedly drew a knife, fatally stabbing Sapo in the ribs, leading to his immediate death.
This tragic incident further incited anger among community members, resulting in the formation of a deadly mob.
Postmortem results revealed that both deaths were attributed to severe blood loss.