In Mangochi, a 35-year-old, exconvict identified as Mwaiwawo Kwitanda has been killed by an angry mob after he was caught red handed stealing.
The incident occurred on the wee hours of October 28, 2020 at Saiti Kadzuwa village Traditional Authority Mponda, police say.
According to Mangochi Police Deputy Spokesperson Amina Tepani Daudi, Kwitanda served 2 jail terms previously and was among the recently pardoned in-mates.
Daudi says on this material day, Kwitanda broke into a house of Witness Ndaona, 26 and went away with assorted items including K80,000.00 cash.
“The owner of the house was awaken as Kwitanda was breaking away and he shouted for help,”
“Kwitanda was apprehended with some of the stolen property by the angry mob who assaulted him heavily,” he says.
The Police rushed to the scene and took him to Mangochi district hospital where death was pronounced upon arrival after he sustained severe head injuries.
Postmortem conducted at the same hospital revealed that death was due to difficulties in breathing.
Meanwhile Police are investigating the matter to arrest the perpetrators of the mob justice.
Additionally, Police appeal to the public to avoid taking the law into their own hands as mob justice is not only illegal but also jeopardizes crime investigation.
Mwaiwawo Kwitanda hailed from Saiti Kadzuwa village Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi.