Four found with albino bones arrested in Malawi: One Mozambique citizen

Police in Phalombe district are keeping in custody four people for being found with human bones suspected to be of a person with albinism.

Suspects with the albino bones arrested in Phalombe

Suspects with the albino bones arrested in Phalombe

The four- a woman and three men- were arrested on Monday (4th January, 2016) night following a tip-off from a businessman the suspected had approached to sell the bones.

One of the arrested is a Mozambican citizen.

”The four were allegedly offering for sale the said human bones to a businessman at Mitekete trading centre in the district who, upon learning the type of business on offer, got startled and informed Police,” explained Phalombe police publicist, Augustus Nkhwazi.

The law-enforcers Police arrested the four namely; Starford Chimenya, 45, of Takhiwa village, T/A Njema in Mulanje; Kondwani Patrick, 38, of Milande village, T/A Nazombe in Phalombe.

The two other suspects are Rose Kumpama, 39, of Mukakhe village, T/A Kaduya in Phalombe and a Mozambican national Petro Jezemani, 33, of Kholomana village T/A Kholomana in Milanje district.

Nkhwazi said they have since instituted investigations into the matter.

The four will appear before court as soon on charges of Prohibition of Sale of Body or Tissue contrary to Section 16 of the Anatomy Act.

A lucrative black market exists for the body parts of albinos, who are believed by some to possess magical powers that can bring good luck.

Albinos are living in fear of being killed in Malawi, where their body parts are increasingly being sold for use in traditional rituals that promise to deliver wealth and power.

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15 thoughts on “Four found with albino bones arrested in Malawi: One Mozambique citizen”

  1. vioka says:

    Some people are six heartless

  2. Yoooo says:

    Albino bones has nothing to do with African magic,albinos have been living here in Africa for a very longtime. But this has just started this 20th century. Its satanic not black African magic ndi azungu

  3. torgo nodo says:

    mayiwo ali ndibele loyima bho

  4. MANZIE says:


  5. changaputwa says:

    Go back to mozambigue both of you.

  6. Peter Ibu Lhomwe says:

    United States of Thyolo and Mulanje led by Winiko. AHLOMWE tsopano!!!! Go back to Mozambique with that fellow citizen who crossed the border.

  7. torgo nodo says:

    phalombe and balaka, the notorious districts. by the way, how do you prove to the buyer that they are indeed albino bones? do albino skeletons have a special colour/shape?

  8. The Partriot says:

    Alhomwe tsopano!!

  9. muropwana says:

    Atsekeledwe basi amenewo

  10. mzungumbuli says:

    Why doing this silly evil My message is clear : Jesus is coming soon, and repent your sins. Prepare your hearts to meet the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, The Rock of Ages,

  11. vasco says:

    Azakala ampawi mpaka kalekale bkz thee don’t worck hud just lock them.

  12. mbani says:

    look at them alomwe sadzatheka

  13. wovinidwa Ine says:

    Pa Mitekete pompapompa ndithu?
    Aphedwe awa baasi.

  14. Wokwiya says:

    Akufuna kukhala wolemera. Just look at them. Looking very ignorant and primitive. There’s no shortcut to wealth, you just need to use your brain and work hard

  15. opportunist says:

    Money is root of evil

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