Police hunt fugitive mother for killing son over K400
Police in Dedza are hunting for woman who allegedly killed her 10 year old son accusing him of stealing K400.
On January 27, 2020 the suspect, who is identified as Alinafe Navisi, aged 40 was informed that her son James Banda had stolen K400 belonging to his sister who stays with her grandmother, Sinoliya Mpesule.
Mpesule, the grandmother to the boy(now deceased) told the boy’s mother to discipline him as the boy had admitted to have stolen the money.
The mother became angry with the development and a day later her son disappeared. When Mpesulo visited the fugitive’s home she asked her about the whereabouts of the boy and she was told that he had been sent to Mozambique to work as a herd boy where he will also learn good manners.
Mpesule was not convinced with the reply and she became suspicious of the situation. She informed other family members who started searching for the boy and they also reported the matter to Dedza police.
Later the boy was found half buried in a pit which is at a distance of 30 meters away from the house of Navisi.
Police officers together with hospital personnel visited the scene and conducted a postmortem which revealed that the boy’s death was due to suffocation secondary to strangulation.
The suspect, who is at large, will answer a murder charge when she is arrested.
She comes from Mlangali village, Traditional Authority Kachere in Dedza district.
Meanwhile, police have condemned the murder and have since warned parents against severely reprimanding their children which may lead to extreme ends.
Navisi hails from Mlangali village in the area of Traditional Authority Kachere in Dedza district.
Sergeant Cassim Manda
Dedza Police Station Deputy Publicist