Albino attacks continue in Malawi: 17 year-old hacked in Phalombe

A 17-year-old boy with albinism is currently in pain at Holly Family Mission Hospital after he was brutally hacked by unknown assailants in Phalombe district.

The attacked boy

The attacked boy

The victim, Alfred Chikalo of Mnasi village T/A Mkhumba, Phalombe was rescued from the attack by well wishers on the night of Sunday 29th November, 2015, police have disclosed.

The attack has occurred at a time Malawi is about to join the rest of the world in commemorating International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December.

Phalombe police Publicist, Augustus Nkhwazi told Nyasa Times,  Chikalo
was attacked while he was fast sleep in his house.

”At around 11pm unknown thugs broke into the house with panga knives and started hacking him. The victim cried out for help and well wishers rushed in to help,” explained Nkhwazi.

According to Nkhwazi, the assailants managed to escape as people came
to the victim’s rescue.

”We have instituted intensive investigation into the matter to apprehend the assailants and establish the reason behind the attack,’’ he added.

Once arrested, the assailants will face charges of unlawful wounding.

Police officers who rushed to the scene of the incident found Chikalo in a pool of blood. He was rushed to Phalombe Health Centre.

Meanwhile, Chikalo has since been referred to Holly Family Mission Hospital where he is receiving treatment.

He sustained deep stab wounds in the head, both arms and on the upper part of left leg.

According to the victims’ grandmother, Lydia Petulo 65, the victim was putting up in a separate house (gowelo) when the incident happened.

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Mwalusya kuvotera wamama winu....kkkk
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Mwalusya kuvotera wamama winu....kkkk

Amene wapanga izi ndi azinzake ozungulira nyumba zakezo and they know kuti amagona yekha.so take the whole village to police and question them.

Nana
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End of tyms

wokwiya
Guest

Shoot to kill all abino attackers

STIGMA
Guest

Palibe ndalama apa.Osaphuzira okha amamangidwa pa khani izi

Inok
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KUSOWA AMALAWIZOCHITA, MUNTHU WALAKWANJI KUONA ZIKHOMO NGATI IZI, ABALE AKESO AFUSIDWE BWINO , TIMATI KUMALAWI UFITI KULIBE , KOMA APA ZACHITIKAZI ZUFITI UFITI,.. highest level of witchcraft zachitika apazi.

091212
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Arrest all the boys in that area and question them ,I believe that by the end of that group you’ll get the answers.

patson
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Public execution is the only remedy for the offenders

Kawonga
Guest

So sad, find another means of ending poverty than leaving a fellow human being in deep pain like that.

Pathako Panjuchi
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This is insane, I feel sorry for the boy and the pain he is going through. Nyasa times do you have the contacts of this young man? I want to assist this young man and pay some of the costs, please contact me via email [email protected].

nambewe
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we condem apartheid

we condme racism

what makes us think this allowable?

Strong legislation against these acts is the answer!

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