Malawi Police arrests 4 over albino murder

Malawi police on Wednesday said they had arrested four people suspected of murdering an albino man five months ago to sell his bones for witchcraft.

Victims of a growing trade in albino body parts.

Victims of a growing trade in albino body parts.

Symon Mukota was abducted from his village at night in December, with police accusing his suspects of killing him, removing his bones and burying his remains in a riverbed.

The four men were arrested on murder charges following a tip-off after “they failed to find a market for the bones,” police spokeswoman Patricia Sipiliyano told state television MBC.

“The four suspects were found with bones believed to be those of an albino who went missing in December,” Sipiliyano said.

Six albinos have been killed since December, according to the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi.

Albinos, who are very pale due to a hereditary genetic condition that causes an absence of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes, are sometimes killed for their body parts in parts of Africa.

Malawi police have been ordered to target criminals who kill albinos to sell their bones for witchcraft.–AFP

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15 thoughts on “Malawi Police arrests 4 over albino murder”

  1. Chimalilo says:

    Amenewo alandile zilango akuzuza anthu asatulusidwe

  2. S mswayo says:

    Naonso ayenela kuti achotsedwe mafupa amiyendo yao amve mmene ululu wake umamvekela nkuwasiya:

  3. THESE KILLERS MUST ALSO DIE. NO MERCY. LAWYER AMENE AYELEKEZE KUWAYIMIRA AWONA ZOSAWONA.

  4. Rodgers says:

    Suppose the world changed that the albinos became normal as we are and us the normal become albinos, who would love to see his or her son/daughter/brother/sister/mother or father being killed as a business material…?? No body !! For sure if we need justice these criminals should be given a very stiff punishment as long as they are proven guilty of murder beyond reasonable doubt. Holding all other factors constant, capital punishment is the best !!!

  5. Msiska says:

    A Khwetemu, ine ndemanga ya a Ndatero ndaimvera mwina. Ine ndinawona kuti ‘anganya’ akuwanenawo ndi gulu la zifwambwa zaamangidwazo, osati mwana wathu anaphedwa muzunzika.

  6. Sam mzunga says:

    Bt why r they killing innocent people? What dd those people does to them? Those criminals must be punished accordingly cos they dd it pepersly.

  7. SOTHINI MBWENU-MBWENU says:

    These are not even suspects, anthu agwidwa ndi mafupa, total evidence is there, but you find in a twist of events, A LAWYER is defending them.
    NYASALAND.
    Throw them in Shire to be crushed by those very hungry CROCODILES.

  8. Truth spitter says:

    They worth dying sure!
    they’re nothing but children of devil!
    Killers have to be killed merciless.

  9. GRM says:

    I wish Malawi can execute the excess prisoners on death roll. How can we continue feeding such criminals in prison

  10. chatha says:

    Kumanena ngati ndiwe Munthu obadwa ndi anthu. Koma mulungu adzanena mulandu wa anthu onsewo zonse timusiyira munuwake ambuye basi

  11. yamikani says:

    Ziri ndi inu apolisi tsopano.Koma tisamve kuti bale out,zikangotelo tingodziwa kuti muli nonse mu zowopsyazo.

  12. Concerned Citizen says:

    Why do I get the impression that as a nation we seem to be going backwards in our thinking. How can any reasonable person commit such acts as these?

    These killings must stop at all costs. Authorities, please note that capital punishment is still part of our penal code and needs to be utilized in unfortunate cases such as these and in so doing sending a clear message to any perverted mind.

  13. Khwethemu says:

    @Ndatero ine. Iwe ndiwe garu wa munthu. Ukuti chani tanenanso. U shud b one of the murderers doing this horrific, thuggery and satanic deed. We were all created in the image of God ndiye lero mudziti “Moti anganya amenewa kuphedwa pangakhale polakwika” Usiyiretu kulankhula kopusa usanaganize. Anachita kufuna kuti abadwe choncho ngati. Ufiti basi. Ofunika ugwidwe utiwuze bwino bwino kuti ukutanthawuza chani. Mbuzi ya munthu iwe. Kaya ndi vuto la xool lomweli?

  14. sdc says:

    GOD z good always nd amayika njira popanda njira, amaona ngati kuti mwazi wa munthu ndimasewera, aliyense analengedwa ndicholinga nd God takes care of everybody ndiye osamawona ngati chilengedwe chake ndichoseweretsa, uzikonda mnzako monga uzikondera iwe mwini.

  15. Ndatero ine says:

    Moti anganya amenewa kuphedwa pangakhale polakwika?

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