Police dismisses Nathenje ‘dead walking man’ rumour

By Chikondi Lungu

Police in Nathenje has dismissed reports that that they were keeping in custody a person that had resurrected.

A commotion erupted at Nathenje Trading Centre in Lilongwe, yesterday, following reports that a person had resurrected and was being kept at Nathenje Police Station.

Nathenje Police Officer-in-Charge, John Namalenga, confirmed the claims but dismissed reports that the police were keeping in custody the alleged person.

According to the information that Malawi Punch gathered, people from the village just started sharing news that police at Nathenje were keeping in custody a man believed to have resurrected from the dead from a nearby village.

Then the people stormed Nathenje Police Station demanding the immediate release of the alleged person but chaos erupted when the police dismissed the rumour.

In an attempt to calm the situation, Police tried to room up a negotiation with some local leaders and proposed a search in all police cells but proved futile as it did not convince the group.

The scene turned dark when the angry villagers started stoning the police, forcing the law enforcers to disperse the group using tear gas.

Situation went stale at Nathenje

Situation went stale at Nathenje

Following the fracas, vehicles passing along the M1 Road had a difficult time after the road was temporarily blocked.

Apart from blocking the M1 road the angry people also stormed Nathenje Post Office, breaking its windows in the process.

Meanwhile, no arrest has been made in connection to the development.



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