On Wednesday, police in Mulanje rescued a 68 year old gogo from villagers at Namijingo Village the area of Senior Chief Chikumbu who wanted to kill her over witchcraft allegations.
According to reports, the communities accused the gogo of being behind the death of a 12 year old boy who died on Tuesday evening.
According to the boy’s relations, he died when he was being treated at Mulanje district hospital.
However, people in the village made claims that he was killed by the gogo whom they accused of practicing witchcraft.
Following this, some relatives took the dead body to the gogo’s house where they also assaulted her.
After receiving the report, police visited the scene and rescued her and she is currently receiving medical treatment for bruises she sustained during the attack.
Police have since condemned acts of violence against old persons on witchcraft accusations.
The gogo hails from Namijingo village, Senior Chief Chikumbu in the district.
— Face of Malawi