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.

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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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dickson
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dickson
3 months 6 days ago

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

Phiri S Bade
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Phiri S Bade
3 months 7 days ago

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.

FINGO
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FINGO
3 months 7 days ago

Matter should be referred to Justice Madise for hearing and judgement

Thitherward
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Thitherward
3 months 7 days ago

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.

tsetsefly
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tsetsefly
3 months 7 days ago

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

njowa temani
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njowa temani
3 months 7 days ago

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.

munthuson
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munthuson
3 months 7 days ago

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

The Analyst
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The Analyst
3 months 8 days ago
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… Read more »
Racist McTumbukaFace
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Racist McTumbukaFace
3 months 7 days ago

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

KWEENI MPROPHETTA
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KWEENI MPROPHETTA
3 months 7 days ago
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… Read more »
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