An ex-convict in Dedza district has been stoned to death over theft of goat.
Confirming the develepment to this publication was Dedza police public relations officer Sergeant Cassim Manda who identified the deceased as a 45 year old William Size.
Sergeant Manda said the the incident occurred last Saturday, October 3, 2020 around 9 pm at Mpombe village in the area of Traditional Authority Tambala in the district.
According to the publicist, it is alleged that on the night of 28 to 29 September, 2020, Size went to the house of Magwanda Levison where he stole a goat while the owner was fast asleep.
Since then, Levison kept on searching for his missing goat until on 3 October when he found it in the hands of business man, Limbikani Langton who upon being questioned told the owner that he bought it from another person whom he identified as Joseph Kaunda.
Furthermore, the goat owner approached Kaunda who also admitted to be the one who sold the goat to Langton but disclosed that he also bought it from Size on September 29.
Following the development, Size was caught and brought before Group village headman Mbuziyadula where he admitted to have stolen the animal.
The traditional leader advised the owner to take Size to the police since the issue was criminal and beyond his jurisdiction and on their way to Mayani Police Unit, a mob ganged up overpowered Levison and took Size away where they stoned him to death.
According to police report, it is indicated that Size was recently released from prison after serving his sentence on a similar theft charge.
William Size hailed from Bwanamdoko village in the area of Traditional Authority Tambala in Dedza district.