United Nations UN has called for urgent action against bloodsucker mob justice attacks.
UN resident coordinator Maria Torres says the media has reported five deaths in the past three weeks.
Torres says two people were murdered in Mzimba, two burnt in Chitipa and one murdered in Rumphi.
“In addition 10 separate violent attacks were reported during the same period in Kasungu, Ntchisi, Dowa, Mchinji, Karonga and Nkhatabay,” says Torres
Torres adds that the attacks included violent attacks on police officers and health workers as well as destruction of buildings and vehicles.
She says dangerous myths and misinformation are leading to these vigilante attacks which constitute serious breaches of criminal law and human rights standards.
The UN Malawi commends efforts by authorities to arrest suspects and speaking out against the senseless behavior.
It calls on authorities to investigate the attacks as well as arrest and prosecute the perpetrators.