10 men arrested for albino murder –Malawi Police

Malawi Police have confirmed the arrest of 10 men for murdering a 21-year-old albino woman as a United Nations team conducts a two-week assessment after a series of similar killings.

The men packed the body in a sack and buried it

The men packed the body in a sack and buried it

At least eight albinos have been murdered in the last two years, reportedly for their bones that are used in witchcraft rituals.

“They dragged the woman to a farm and killed her. They removed eight bones from her body, packed the body in a sack and buried it at the scene,” police spokesperson Kondwani Kandiado said.

Police said the lead suspect, Gerald Phiri, 38, was the victim’s uncle.

“They were motivated to kill the woman after hearing rumours that albino bones fetch a lot of money,” Kandiado said.

The suspects were alleged to have taken the bones to the administrative capital of Lilongwe but an arrangement to sell them fell through.

Albinos, who have white skin and yellow hair as a result of a genetic disorder, are regularly killed for their body parts in several African countries including Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.

The latest killing on Saturday comes three weeks after a two-year-old girl with albinism was also murdered in Malawi.

Two people – including her father – have been arrested in connection with her death.

Independent expert Ikponwosa Ero is leading a UN team investigating how albinos are targeted in the country.

Her assessment will focus on “attacks of persons with albinism and the sale of their body parts,” said the UN.

In March, a mob in Malawi’s southern district of Nsanje burned seven people to death for allegedly possessing human bones for use in witchcraft.

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Nabanda
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Nabanda
4 months 28 days ago

Mlungu muwalange anthu amenewa osakonda anzawo kuti akhale ndi moyo monga iwowo alinawo osayayamba adziyesa okha bwanji ndi kumachitira anzawo nkhanza zoterero kodi kulemera tikalemere chifukwa chokupha anzathu chonde amalawi tiyeni tiphemphe kwa mlungu ndilikambika tidzapeza zomwe timakhumba.

geo wa Liford
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geo wa Liford
4 months 28 days ago

kutha kwa nthawi oweruza ali pafupi

mtumbukaoyera
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4 months 28 days ago

people dont fear ka 15 or muntati 20 years in Prison but bwanji nao aziphedwa kunyongedwa!

Mpho
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Mpho
4 months 29 days ago

Malawi where we’re you going

amangwetu
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4 months 30 days ago

we need an open court on this one Malawians shld know what is real going one who are the buyers where are they who is sending them.

LAW101
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LAW101
4 months 30 days ago

People torched to death 4 men for being found with human bones…… No arrests.

People torch elderly people in Neno for being suspected of practicing witchcraft….. no arrests.

Murder is murder. Don’t attach value to some murders just because UN is pressuring you.

I forgot, this is Malawi, where we mediocrity is celebrated.

MOG
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MOG
4 months 30 days ago

the prophesy is being fulfilled ….this is the beggining of pain

Banda
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Banda
4 months 30 days ago
Good news to all those others who wish to kill a Albino for there bones, It is true you will be rewarded You will be provided free housing You will be provided free food You will be provided all necessities iof life including clothing even though you have taken a life including sexual companionship, You will be provided employment and kept busy daily, You will be provided with free health care when you are sick and cared for by others, Not a dream it could and will be provided to you, All these riches Once your trial is completed and… Read more »
nyamata wa kwa Mayaka
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nyamata wa kwa Mayaka
5 months 53 minutes ago

Mabvuto aku Malawi sazatha ndithu, Malawi where are you going?

Tikondane
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Tikondane
5 months 3 hours ago
Malawians please come to Jesus. Let Jesus give you true wealth and peace. There’s God Almighty who is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent. You can’t hide from Him. Your lives are equally in His hands. The sin of murder clips into your blood and to all your descendants; you lure into yourselves a curse of premature deaths, and you shall also go into hell. Then who shall eat your dirty money? How sweet is that money, any way? Satan is a wrong being to choose for a friend; John 10: 10; no matter how much you serve Satan, he will still… Read more »
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