Nyau dancers kill Vwala villager accused of burning their secret shrine. A man of Vwala village in Chief Chikuwe’s area has been murdered by suspected Nyau dancers of the same village.
Both Headman Chinthona and Chief Chanje of the Chewa people of Chipangali district confirmed the development to Breeze FM News in a telephone interview today.
Headman Chinthona said a man whom he identified as Chipateni Soko was murdered by suspected Nyau dancers for setting ablaze a Nyau secret place locally known as Dambwe.
Headman Chinthona said the man died at the police station when they went to get a medical report.
And Chief Chanje says Nyau dances were banned in Chief Chikuwe’s chiefdom when Covid-19 broke out.
Chief Chanje says that considering that Nyau dances were banned in the area, all those involved in the murder of Soko must be prosecuted because they are criminals.
Meanwhile Eastern Province Police Commissioner Luckson Sakala says he will issue a statement once investigations are concluded.
Source: Breeze FM