President Mutharika has succumbed to pressure from the Civil Society and communities of Mulanje, Phalombe, Chiradzulu and Nsanje, who have been expressing concern over Mutharika’s silence on the alleged blood sucking attacks.
The President intends to visit the affected communities from Friday this week.
In a statement released by the Presidential Press Secretary Mgeme Kalirani, President Mutharika requests that the general public remain calm, as the government gets to the bottom of the matter.
At least seven people have been killed and others injured in attacks by villagers on persons they suspect of being or colluding with what they term ‘’blood suckers’’.
Mulanje District Hospital recently suspended its outreach clinics and operations of its ambulance service, as members of the community attacked the ambulance suspecting that it carried ‘’blood suckers’’.
The attacks are also affecting the Tourism and Medical industry as well as other social service with the latest reports indicating that three international NGOs have withdrawn their projects in Nsanje.
A report released on October 6th by the UN Department of Safety and Security indicates that it is alleged that these rumours originated from the neighbouring Mozambique, and spread across the borders to Mulanje and Phalombe.