Human Placenta Hunter arrested

Madalitso Kalamula,29, is in Nkhotakota police custody after being found wandering at Nkhotakota District Hospital looking for human placenta to “heal” his disease. On January 5, 2017, Kalamula was spotted by night shift nurses wandering in the maternity wing corridor of the hospital. The nurses then alerted the security personnel who took the suspect to Nkhotakota Police Station.

Nkhotakota Police Station spokesperson Paul Malimwe said Kalamula confessed he was looking for a human placenta under instructions from a herbalist/witch doctor who had said it can cure his undisclosed disease.

Meanwhile, the suspect has been charged with a conduct likely to cause breach of peace, contrary to Section 181 of the Penal Code of Malawi.

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