Blood Sucking Rumours In Malawi

There have been widespread rumours on blood suckers circulating in Malawi, especially in the districts of Mulanje, Phalombe, Chiradzulu, Thyolo and lately Blantyre, where there have been alleged attacks on people by ‘Blood suckers.
In other extreme instances there has been loss of innocent lives and destruction of property.It is unfortunate that non-law abiding citizens have exploited the situation to advance their ill intentions such as theft and destruction of property.
Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi , undertook a visit to the troubled areas to appeal to reason and urge the public to refrain from taking the law into their hands and desist from these criminal activities while Security Officers get to the bottom of the allegations
Government has not spared any effort to get to the bottom of the matter whilst maintaining calm, peace, law and order. So far, 140 people have been arrested for threatening peace, spreading false information and perpetrating violence. The Malawi Defence Force and Police Services have established a Joint Command Centre in Blantyre aimed at ensuring law and order. Teams have been set up to conduct civic education to the public.
In the event that people would like to travel to areas where they feel unsafe due to the rumors, the Malawi Police Service is ready to provide escort as necessary upon request for the same and with ample notice.
Mean while, Government is urging all citizens to remain calm as it is working round the clock to get to the bottom of the matter.