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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR INSTRUCTING HERBALIST TO EXORCISE VILLAGERS

Police in Mulanje have arrested a 38-year-old woman for allegedly hiring a Mozambican witchdoctor to exorcise people who are suspected to have killed her daughter in her village.

Mulanje Police Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Gresham Ngwira has confirmed of the incident and identified the suspect as Esnarth Alfred.

an illustration picture of a herbalist

According to Ngwira, the herbalist on Sunday performed his rites and forced some of the villagers to drink a concoction.

He said upon taking the medicine, thirteen people started behaving strangely and were taken to Muloza health centre where 12 were treated as outpatients while one was taken to the district referral.

The woman was arrested following that but the herbalist whose particulars are still not known is at large.

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