15 October 2018
Breaking News
Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:31

Herbalist arrested for death of imbiber

Written by  Memory Michael

Thyolo, May 17, 2018: Police in Thyolo on Tuesday arrested a 67 year old herbalist following the death of Ndaziona Duli who died after taking herbs from the herbalist which was meant to stop him from drinking beer.

Thyolo Police Public Relations Officer, Amos Tione, said the deceased together with his brother Muleke Duli went to the witchdoctor to get some traditional medicine to stop them from drinking beer.

"Ndaziona 36, and his brother Muleke 76, wanted to stop drinking and they consulted the herbalist, Bitoni Malata, for assistance," said the PRO.

Tione said it was reported to by Muleke that the deceased died as he failed to follow the prescription given, of taking the herbs whilst sober.

 He said the deceased died after vomiting for some time.

Tione said police went to the scene of the accident and collected the body to Thyolo District Hospital for postmortem.

The herbalist is in custody as police are still carrying out investigations on the herbs used.

The Duli brothers hailed from Mkusa Village, while the herbalist, Biton Malata, comes from Kautuka Village, all from Traditional Authority Khwethemule in Thyolo District.

Features

The agony of raising children with physical disabilities

 The agony of raising children with physical disabilities

Karonga, October 1: Lydia Nyagondwe and her husband Pearson Banda of Mwenilondo in Karonga were happy when they had their first-born daughter in November, 1978. The baby girl, named Safinia, was born strong and charming. Whilst a child, she could not show any signs of sickness up until she turned s...