Malawi security minister says govt surprised with Chitipa albino attack

Home Affairs and Internal Security minister Jappie Mhango says the government is surprised with the Saturday attack on a woman with albinism in Chitipa as it thought the situation was under control.

Jappie Mhango: Suprise, suprise

Jappie Mhango: Suprise, suprise

Attacked woman

Attacked woman

Mhango said this at Mzuzu Central Hospital where he went to visit a 52 year old woman with albinism whose hand was chopped off on Saturday.

Lucia Kainga is admitted to Mzuzu Central Hospital after thugs chopped off her right hand and went away with it.

“This has come as a great surprise,” said Mhango.

“ We thought the situation was under control, we never expected more attacks after pronouncements against the vice and massive civic education,” he said.

Mhango said the government will not relent in the fight against the abductions and killings of people with albinism.

“His Excellency the President sent the Inspector General of Police and the deputy Inspector General of police to Tanzania and Rwanda respectively to study on how these countries dealt with the vice,” he said.

At least 18 people with albinism have been violently killed since the wave of abductions and killings started two years ago.

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chief activist
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2 months 9 days ago

why not send technocrats singapore to learn how they revamped theier economy when it was in tuttteres?……………………..mr mhango out ov alll theese albino killings and abdcuctions ,,,,,,,,,,bas yu have chosen to b shocked with the chitipa incedence? zoona?……nd yu take yo brain as functioning?……………………………..gone ah de dyz yu stayed adamant to act on a amatta that signifies mostr at the xpense of yo ridicurity……………………………………

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dzikondianthu
2 months 11 days ago

The Analyst- Awuze awuze. These leaders are useless.They have been entrusted with power to protect us yet they are doing nothing. I am very angry with our government. Kodi mumaziyambiranji ngati mulibe luntha loyendetsera dziko? Apatseni anzanu. Kuyendetsa dziko its serious business anatero Atcheya. You must make bold decisions especially on serious matters such as this one? Do we really have government in Malawi? Nanenso ndakwiya koopsa

The Analyst
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The Analyst
2 months 11 days ago
O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O I wish that you Mhango could just keep quiet . . . . . . otherwise its nonsensical to shed crocodile tears and express shock when you well know that you have not yet done all you could, when you keep avoiding the death sentence. . . . yes, you are doing your best, but does it require one to have a PhD to realise that your best is not good enough? This is very irritating! . . . Let it be known that . . . “The world is a dangeorus place to live; not because of those… Read more »
Mwananyanian
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2 months 11 days ago

The IG of Police went to Tanzania to study how that country stemmed murders and other atrocities against PWA: Now where is the report? The trip was official and at public expense; and so the report should be available in the public domain; or at least to stake holders. Not so?
The report would indicate to some people if really the government is serious about protecting PWA.
Otherwise the efforts will be seen as posturing: and reinforce the view that this government has not direction on this matter. Betraying PWA baasi.

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Saddened
2 months 11 days ago

STUPID

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