A 28 year old Burundian was on Friday burnt to death by angry mob at Kambilonjo trading centre in Ntcheu on suspicion that he was trading in human body parts
Ntcheu police publicist Hastings Chigalu indentified the deceased as Andrew Bosco, a Burundi national who was operating a retail shop at the said trading centre which is along Malawi-Mozambique
Chigalu said on Thursday, July 12, 2018, angry villagers from Kambilonjo popularly known as Sera, descended on the deceased claiming that he and another business man, Luka Jacket were responsible for the missing and death of a five year old girl, whose body was later found without some body parts like eyes last week.
“The angry mob destroyed all his property and having done with the first suspect, proceeded to the second suspect’s premises where they damaged his house, shared household items before setting ablaze his vehicle to ashes,” said Chigalu.
He added, “Furthermore, having failed to find the second suspect at his house, the angry mob started attacking his relations claiming that they were hiding the suspect. The mob ransacked their property again and set houses on fire.”
Sensing danger as Malawians started ransacking shops from the mozambican side a stray bullet shot by Mozambican police, landed on Precious Mofolo 25, a Malawian who died on the spot.
Postmortem results conducted at Ntcheu District Hospital showed that death was due to damaged Cadiascular Valves.
During the fracas, another person identified as Jonas George 22, was left with a gun shot wound.
Mofolo, hailed from Malagwi village, Traditional Authority Chikowi, Zomba.Meanwhile, the situation has now been contained by the police.