Cleansing Of The Dead, A Festival For The Dead In Bantu Tribe In Malawi.

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Cleansing Of The Dead, A Festival For The Dead In Bantu Tribe In Malawi.
Cleansing Of The Dead, A Festival For The Dead In Bantu Tribe In Malawi.

Africans are known for their strong cultural believe and practice, but of which can be inhuman and even still in existence after the advent of the whites. Festival of the dead- Malawi

The Chewa community is a Bantu tribe mostly found in Malawi.During the burial ceremony of a tribe member, it is customary for the body of the deceased to be washed. The corpse is taken to a sacred place where the cleansing is done by slitting the throat of the  dead and pouring water through the insides of the dead and extracted through the anterior region of the dead body . The water is then collected and used to prepare a meal for the whole community as a they believe that the dead has been cleaned up of his or her iniquities. 

It was also reported that such practice of cleansing the dead, serves or helps in the spreading of some infections and deadly diseases in the Chewa community. And a such should be abolished. 

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