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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vioka
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vioka
8 months 23 days ago

Some people are six heartless

Yoooo
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Yoooo
8 months 23 days ago

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

torgo nodo
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torgo nodo
8 months 23 days ago

mayiwo ali ndibele loyima bho

MANZIE
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MANZIE
8 months 23 days ago

APHEDWE AMENEWO NDI MFITI

changaputwa
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8 months 23 days ago

Go back to mozambigue both of you.

Peter Ibu Lhomwe
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Peter Ibu Lhomwe
8 months 23 days ago

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

torgo nodo
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torgo nodo
8 months 23 days ago

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?

The Partriot
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The Partriot
8 months 23 days ago

Alhomwe tsopano!!

muropwana
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muropwana
8 months 23 days ago

Atsekeledwe basi amenewo

mzungumbuli
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mzungumbuli
8 months 23 days ago

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,

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