Malawi needs God’s intervention, says Catholic Bishop

Catholic Church Archbishop of Lilongwe Diocese, His Grace Tarcisius Ziyaye has condemned the killing of albinos, saying Malawi as a God fearing nation, need to respect human life.

Archbishop Ziyaye speaking at the event pic Sarah Munthali.

Archbishop Ziyaye speaking at the event pic Sarah Munthali.

Speaking when he presided over an Open day for Malawi Primary Justice organised by the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) on Thursday Ziyaye said killing of albinos is evil and must be condemned.

“Malawians are known to be God fearing people, and killing albinos is a sin and as Catholic church, we condemn it in strongest terms,” he said, adding “we have to pray, we need God’s intervention to stop this act.”

Archbishop Ziyaye said the devil is leading people to do such brutal acts and as for Malawians who are also well known for good morals and values killing is degrading their good principles of humanity.

“Why have we reached this extent of killing one another, because we want to get rich?  Why are we behaving like animals? Where is this behaviour of killing albinos coming from? When we had albinos’s all along?” said a visibly concerned Ziyaye.

He then called on government to ensure that that all perpetrators should be given a stiffer punishment and all people involved in the killings should repent and seek Gods’ favour.

Commenting on the Malawi Primary Justice which the Church is conducting through CCJP, Ziyaye said primary justice is important because it has increased access to justice for vulnerable groups and strengthened the capacity of village tribunals to ensure effectiveness and efficiency on dispensing justice.

“In communities, people especially women and widows are sometimes oppressed and don’t have access to justice because they have nothing to offer to chiefs but since the programme started, chiefs now have knowledge on how to handle cases without oppressing others,” he said.

Speaking at the same function, Mchinji First Grade Magistrate Rodwell Meja Phiri said since the  programme started, there has been a reduction in case overload at the court since all minor cases are handled at community level.

Mchinji District Commissioner Richard Hara said there is an increased knowledge among chiefs and members of tribunals on case handling and basic introduction to some legal documents such as the constitution, women rights and prevention of domestic violence.

He then called on CCJP to scale up the project to other traditional authorities in the district.

CCJP with funding from DFID launched the Primary Justice project in Five traditional authorities in Mchinji in 2012 and the programme will phase  out in 2016.

The project main goal is to improve access to justice for poor people in particular women and children through improving quality and accessibility of primary justice systems.

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Kalukunda
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Kalukunda
4 months 4 days ago
My brother kwamuntonyo ! I think that you were born dull and therefore you will die a foolish and dull person. The subject is is about the albino killings and not about the elections in your country. I have been following the events in zambia and I can foretell that you are probably from UPND which is an opposition party and are very good ‘ customers’ in terms of losing every general election in your country, Zambia. .Even this time , I see them being walloped severely. President Edgar Lungu won the election when they were a divided force and… Read more »
Kwamuntonyo
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Kwamuntonyo
4 months 4 days ago

This is the message to all the malawians who connived with the PF in Zambia and registered as voters that they risk been killed or there genitals cut if they decide to vote on 11th August. Please kindly warn your relatives

Masozi Mwenifumbo
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Masozi Mwenifumbo
4 months 4 days ago

Thus says the Lord, “Cursed be the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm; and whose heart departs from the Lord (Jeremiah 17:5)

Blessed is the man who trusts in God; and makes God his hope (Jeremiah 17:7).

Masozi Mwenifumbo
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Masozi Mwenifumbo
4 months 4 days ago
funzo! How can you say praying for God’s intervention is vain? How may times has God intervened for you to still be healthy today, breathing His daily-freely-provided air, using His freely-given-strength etc etc, DESPITE YOUR CONTINUED DISOBEDIENCE TO HIS COMMANDMENTS? Yet God is still investing a lot into you DAILY, LOADING YOU WITH BENEFITS YOU DO NOT EVEN DESERVE DUE TO YOUR SINS, brother, despite your continued arrogance against His word. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….GENUINE REPENTANCE FROM ALL SIN, NOT JUST FROM ALBINO KILLINGS, AND HEART-CONVERSION (BEING BORN AGAIN) THROUGH CHRIST JESUS, IS THE ONLY SOLUTION GOD THE CREATOR IS TELLING US TO… Read more »
Dyumali
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4 months 4 days ago

We are not blaming God for Albino killings. We are only asking God to help those heartless people to realize the presence of God in them so that they change their lives and live with Him.

Smith
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4 months 4 days ago

May God forgive you Funzo for your are not a believer. You can’t even remember the time God intervened in your life because you don’t know who God is in the first place. Know Him first and you will have your eyes open.

Dyeratu
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Dyeratu
4 months 4 days ago

Number 1 funzo you are right. Zinazo they need our intervention. Imagine God put systems in place, say weather and natural resources, land water, minerals etc. Then when we are not able to utilise them, is it not asking for too much to request God’s intervention? In the first place, God already intervened in our situations by creating these resources. On the albino issue, God intervened by putting a human heart in man. So if people start to kill the albinos, should we blame God that he is not intervening?

funzo
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funzo
4 months 4 days ago

Killing albinos is indeed a sin but praying for God” intervention is a vain hope. When did he last intervene? 2000 years ago, supposedly!

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