May 4, 2015
An angry mob in Ntcheu has stoned a 36-year-old man who later died at the District Hospital there, for causing chaos at a football match at Nsiyaludzu football ground.
Ntcheu police public relations officer Sub inspector Gift Matewere identified the deceased as Misheck Phiri of Ntefula village Traditional Authority Kuntaja in Blantyre.
According to sub inspector Matewere, the deceased Misheck Phiri was threatening the spectators with a knife, chasing everybody saying would stub them.
People were annoyed and started to stone him until one police officer from Nsiyaludzu police unit intervened to rescue Phiri.
The situation came out of hand after Phiri stabbed on the left eye of the police officer who came to save his life.
Phiri died due to multiple fractures and severe loss of blood.
Police however condemned mob justice, saying people should take to police all suspects for appropriate action.
Meanwhile investigations on the matter are still underway.
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