Three men and a woman have been arrested in Phalombe after they were caught offering on sale human bones suspected to be of a person with albinism.
Phalombe Police Station spokesperson Augustus Nkhwazi said in a statement the four were arrested on Monday night following a tip off from the intended buyer.
“They were allegedly offering for sale the said human bones to a businessman at Mitekete Trading Centre in the district,” he said.
Upon learning the merchandise on offer, Nkhwazi said the businessman got suspicious and alerted the police who rushed to the scene and arrested the four.
Nkhwazi has identified the four as Rose Kumpama, 39, of Mukakhe Village, traditional authority (T/A) Kaduya in Phalombe, Starford Chimenya, 45, of Takhiwa Village, T/A Njema in Mulanje, Kondwani Patrick, 38, of Milande Village, T/A Nazombe in Phalombe, and a 33-year-old Mozambican national Petro Jezemani from Milanje.