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“`Police in Rumphi arrested G V H Yiteta and four for allegedly demolishing houses

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“`Police in Rumphi have arrested Group Village Headman Yiteta and four others for allegedly demolishing four houses belonging to Chawinga family members and acussing them of witchcraft.

According to Rumphi police spokesperson Sergeant Tupeliwe Kabwilo all suspects were arrested on March 15, 2022, during an intelligence led sweeping exercise conducted at Hewe area in the district.

Kabwilo says the two families have been in disagreement over land ownership and on March 2, 2022, one of the relatives of the suspects died, during funeral vigil , Group Village Headman Yiteta accussed some members of Chawinga family of having a hand in the death of the deceased which angered the relatives of the deceased who later, on March 11 went on rampage damaging four houses belonging to family members and other properties.

The suspects are Penston Chawinga 62 of Yiteta Village, Sanudi Ng’ambi 48, Kenani Ng’ambi 33 both from Malisira Village, Lezawawa Ng’ambi 42 from Chalowalowa Village and Catherine Ng’ambi of Kasalika Village all under Traditional Authority Katumbi in Rumphi District.I

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