A 22-year-old man presumed dead by his relatives at the age of six has been found alive after spending 16 years in Mozambique.
The man identified as Alinafe Chimwala of Nsolo Village in the area of Senior Chief Kachindamoto in Dedza is said to have been pronounced dead at Sharpe Valley Health centre in Ntcheu at the age of six where he was taken for treatment by his uncle after he fell sick.
Confirming the development, Dedza Deputy police publicist Constable Cassim Manda said it has been revealed that Chimwala was “abducted through magic” to Mozambique by an impotent physician named Maulidi who later adopted the child.
“When he was about to die, Maulidi narrated the whole story to Chimwala who he named Anthonia. After his Mozambican ‘parents’ died, Chimwala started tracing his roots and sought help from Mtakataka Police Unit which is close to his home village,” Manda explained.
Manda said Chimwala has since been reunited with his relatives who have identified and accepted him.