Malawi Police arrest teacher over stabbing ex-wife


Lanjesi ex-wife stab wounds now stitched

MANGOCHI (MalawiTalk) – Malawi Police in Mangochi have arrested a primary school teacher for stabbing ex-wife on a neck.

The police have identified the suspect as Mr Dickson Lanjesi, 27, and teaches at Mtamila Full Primary school.

The incident occurred at lssah village, Traditional Authority Namabvi in Mangochi.

Police preliminary investigations have revealed that the couple divorced in December 2020.

The divorce did not go well with the husband who started sending intimidating messages to the victim who is also a teacher at Mtengeza Primary School.

Earlier this month, the two were counseled at Mangochi Police victim support Unit for the same after the victim lodged a complaint whereby the suspect promised to change his behavior.

On the said date, the suspect visited his ex-wife without her consent and immediately produced a knife and stabbed her on the neck and he run away.

Old good days – Lanjesi and his wife now ex-wife

The victim was rushed to Mangochi district hospital where she is receiving treatment.

The suspect, who had been on the run has now been apprehended and will appear before court to answer the charge of acts intended to cause grievous harm contrary to section 235 of the penal code which attracts maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

Mr Lanjesi hails from Chimpini village Traditional Authority Mlumbe in Zomba.

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