A 65 year old man of Mselela Village in Chief Mwanya’s area in Lundazi district has died after being beaten by a known person.
Chief Mwanya of the Bisa speaking people, confirmed the development to ZANIS in Lundazi yesterday and identified the deceased as Typing Ngoma and the suspect as Jackson Mwanza 45 of the same village.
The Traditional ruler disclosed that the incident happened over the weekend following the death of Gladys Mwanza a sister to Jackson Mwanza. She died of suspected witchcraft which allegedly caused prolonged labour on May 29 th 2009.
He said when the burial proceedings of the late Gladys were over on Saturday 30 th May, the body of the deceased Typing Ngoma was found lying dead in the early hours of Sunday in the same village.
Chief Mwanya said that after investigations were instituted, Jackson Mwanza confirmed to the entire village that he was the one behind the death of Ngoma after suspecting him of having killed his sister Gladys through witchcraft.
Meanwhile, the traditional ruler said the body of the deceased Ngoma is still lying at Mselela village waiting for orders from the police whilst the suspect has not yet been arrested and is currently in the same village.
And when contacted for a comment, Eastern Province Police commanding Officer Mary Chikwanda said Police have already dispatched officers to chief Mwanya’s area.