Clergy tips Malawi govt on how to deal with albino killings, mob justice

Presbyterian churches top council, the CCAP General Assembly says the current spate of albino killings and mob justice could be as a result of social problems affecting Malawi including lack of development.

The CCAP General Assemly memmbers in audience with President Mutharika at Sanjika palace in Blantyre on Thursday.Pic-Francis Mphweya

The CCAP General Assemly memmbers in audience with President Mutharika at Sanjika palace in Blantyre on Thursday.Pic-Francis Mphweya

CCAP General Assembly Moderator Timothy Nyasulu said this after meeting President Peter Mutharika Thursday in Blantyre.

Nyasulu said the government must scale up development activities to deter people from engaging in such malpractices.

“Maybe they are angry, maybe it is poverty, maybe lack of confidence in the police but we condemn this in the strongest terms,” said Nyasulu.

He said the government must provide adequate social services and development, saying where there is development such horrible things do not occur.

Nyasulu said the church will continue providing social services to its flock in conjunction with the government.

There have been a spate of albino killings in the past years for quick rich charms and commentators blame this on the downward spiral of the economy.

There has also been a rise in mob justice as people have lost faith and confidence in the police as their services have been severely crippled as the department is facing huge budgetary cuts.

President Mutharika asked the church to help the government deal with the issues.

The CCAP General Assembly include Blantyre Synod, Nkhoma Synod, Livingstonia Synod and CCAP synods of Zambia and Zimbabwe but has also membership in Mozambique and Tanzania.

Officials say the CCAP has a following of 11 million people in all the five synods.

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Masozi Mwenifumbo
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Masozi Mwenifumbo
5 months 21 days ago
Thanks to the Men and Women of God for your advice to the Government of Malawi. In addition however, and knowing fully that Malawi is over 80% Christian population, it follows surely that most Government officials answer to this Holy Name Christian (your own spiritual sons and daughters in Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour), and IT IS ALSO UNDENIABLE BEFORE our Heavenly Father and God Yahweh, that the perpetrators AND partakers of such SINFUL DEEDS in Malawi are US CHRISTIANS, regardless of our societal statuses!!!!! Therefore, the ROT AND CORRUPTION happening out there IN Malawi mostly mostly emanates from… Read more »
MCHEMO
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MCHEMO
5 months 22 days ago

MALAWI WAKE UP AS SELF DESTRUCTION IS NIGH. TOO HIGH POPULATION LEADS TO REV. THOMAS MALTHUS’ THEORY TO PASS. WE ARE TOO MANY FOR MEAGRE NATIONAL RESOURCES IN MALAWI. TOO MANY MOUTHS TO FEED AND THIS LEADS TO SUPERSTITIOUS THINKING AMONGST THE POPULACE. NDILEMELE NDILEMELE MWAKATENGA NYANGA YOVUTA NGATI IYO YOFUNA MAFUPA A MWANA WA NZANU KUTI ITHUNDILE – ZAWUSILU

ineyo
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ineyo
5 months 22 days ago

Mob justice bcoz people no longer have faith and confidence in Malawi police.

Albino killings to.me is about superstitions however, poverty plus lack of security are accelerating all these killings.

Some politicians are also involved in these killings

Dzo
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Dzo
5 months 23 days ago

Malawi will prosper under the wise and dynamic leadership of the incumbent president.

Nyani wa ku Mwananyani
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Nyani wa ku Mwananyani
5 months 23 days ago
This is one of the most useless contribution to the solution of the problem at hand I have ever heard. And from the clergy, no less! How bankrupt of ideas are they? Don’t they have serious or advanced courses at their colleges that deal with these kind of issues? Abomination issues? The religious leaders are naive to blame the government, any government, for this. I opine that if the Police or Social Workers were to ask albino murderers why they commit these crimes, the government would be the last, if at all, on their list of reasons. Main reason: superstition… Read more »
Hanjahanja
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Hanjahanja
5 months 23 days ago
When will this lame duck sleeping president condemn what is going on? You hear more cash gate at Agriculture and yet the president is yet to condemn corruption. It all goes to show how corrupt our president is. As the saying goes fish rots from the head down. Muthalika has failed to lead by example when it comes to eradicating corruption. His DPP is full of corrupt people this is why as a major beneficiary of corruption Muthalika has remained mum on such issues. It is almost as if he is sanctioning the practice by condeming it. It is very… Read more »
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