Malawi Police  arrest ‘buyer’ of albino bones:  Mary Gundo hired 2 men, all nabbed

Malawi Police  have arrested a suspected buyer of albino bones in the Eastern Region District of Machinga , a  woman identifies as Mary Gumbo.

Crackdown on albino hunters continue: These are some who were jailedl with the albino bones: They were arrested in Phalombe

Crackdown on albino hunters continue: These are some who were jailedl with the albino bones: They were arrested in Phalombe

Gumbo offered to buy albino bones or bones of anybody who suffered from Leprosy and two men who were caught with human bones.

Machinga Police Publicist Dave Sulumba  said Gumbo hired two men as  Mussa Kachepa and Mohammed James.

According to Sulumba, Gumbo asked the two to fetch for albino bones or anyone who suffered from Leprosy.

He said the two only managed to exhume bones of someone who suffered from Leprosy and were apprehended with the bones.

“They pleaded guilty to the charges laid against them in court and the case is yet to be concluded” said Sulumba.

According to Sulumba, the two are answering charges of being found in possession of human tissues (bones) which is contrary to Section 129 of the Penal Code.

The Police Public Relations Officer further said Gumbo has been charged with conspiricy to commit a felony contrary to Section 404 of the Penal Code.

The police are still interrogating Gumbo.

Kachepa, 47 hails from Koliha Village while James comes from Karambo Viollage, T/A Kawinga in he same district of Machinga.

About 18 cases of killing and abduction of people with albinism has been reported since 2014.

There has been a wrong perception and belief that people can get rich using albino bones.

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10 thoughts on “Malawi Police  arrest ‘buyer’ of albino bones:  Mary Gundo hired 2 men, all nabbed”

  1. dickson says:

    masiku otsilizadi ano anthu adzakhala osowachikondi.malo okhalapo chikondi taikapo ndalama,malo okhalapomtendele taikapo chidani.,., malawi wathu ukupita kuti,…..

  2. Phiri S Bade says:

    Mary shawa a farmer from Bunda college thinks she know it all. Her training in research, what ever crap she was talk , is obviously useless. She did another study that was stoped by Dr Nyangulu, a medical doctor, she was peddling a suppliment and claiming it would cure everything, diabetes, blood pressure, malaria you name it, but she does not learn this woman. She pays reporters to write about her in papers I understand. What nonses do they learn at Bunda? She puts to shame graduates from Bunda I think. Focus on farming and raising chickens I say.

  3. FINGO says:

    Matter should be referred to Justice Madise for hearing and judgement

  4. Thitherward says:

    Sadly, we are talking about levels of wickedness and stupidity that almost impossible to imagine existing in fellow human beings. What kinds of home and community nurture such ‘people’? At some level – nation, community, home – we all have something to answer for.

  5. tsetsefly says:

    Jesus, please come. This albino issue is too much for us.

  6. njowa temani says:

    MARKET OR NO MARKET
    the issue remains this must be stopped nowwww! All involved must be removed from society permanently. It is a cancer. The government must do more on the education sector.

  7. munthuson says:

    and someone had the audacity to tell the nation that there is no market

  8. The Analyst says:

    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    Who has contact information for Dr Mary Shawa?
    . . . Was it not some two days ago, when Dr Shawa was here saying, there is no market for albino bones in Malawi?
    . . . and angrily shouted at us when we bemoaned the inadequacy of the research method?, and quastioned the results?
    ……………………………………………………………………………….
    The good old doctor needs to be enlightened – lack of proof for existence of something, does not imply absence of that thing.
    . . . It may be the case that you are using wrong hypotheses
    . . . your sample is biased and/or size is statistically inadequate
    . . . your method is wrong
    . . . the researchers are egregiously incompetent.
    Clearly the govt’s reseach was embarrassingly wrongly done; coz
    . . . not only was it based on inadequate sample size (two case studies only); but also
    . . . its ultimate objective was wrong – to dismiss the fact that there are buyers for abino-bones in Malawi.
    …………………………………………………………………………………….
    Yet, only if we seek, find and speak the truth, can we ably deal with the problem.
    . . . Otherwise, employing wrong strategies and confidently presenting such false results; does not give hope to anyone; let alone reflect well on the doctor’s integrity and expertise.
    . . . The research (which govt conducted) was a waste of everybody else’s time and tax payers’ money.
    Tikamanena kuti mwakula mukapume (ndi kale lija tinayamba kukumvani) mukumaona ngati tikukudani, Si izi?
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

    1. Racist McTumbukaFace says:

      She is right there is no market for albino bones. This buyer wanted ma bonzo a munthu wa khate!

      1. KWEENI MPROPHETTA says:

        Mary Gumbo offered to buy either albino bones or the ones from one who suffered from leprosy which tells us critical readers if the report is read line after the other, that there must surely be the market for both items as clearly indicated as to why should any sensible person look for something which will in return benefit nothing ? Let the truth prevail in this matter, whatsoever and whosoever is involved in such brutal acts, it is not just the law to catch up with them, but The Righteous Judge is keenly watching and shall truthfully recompense each one of the dearly !!!

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