Thugs abduct 2 year old Malawi albino girl : Police launch manhunt

Malawi Police are on intensive manhunt for unknown people who have abducted a two year girl with albinism in the tobacco growing district of Kasungu.

Police spokesperson Mazingwitsa: Manhunt launched

Police spokesperson Mzingwitsa: Manhunt launched

Police spokesman in Kasungu Edna Mzingwitsa said Witney Chilumpha was taken away from a sleeping place she shared with her mother in Chidziyaa Village, Chief Kapeleru’s area in the district.

“The thugs entered the house by opening a glass shatter and took her away as the mother was sleeping. She discovered that her daughter was missing around 4 in the morning, that is when she shouted for help,” said Mzingwitsa.

She said the father was away when the incident happened.

This comes barely days after President Peter Mutharika issued fresh warning that his government would deal with those who abduct or kill people with albinism.

Mutharika then called on others like churches to assist in civic education to sensitise people stop abductions and killings of people with albinism.

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In Mangochi, the police seemed to have promptly heed Mutharika’s call as they have netted two people in connection with the murder of a one year boy in the district whose head was severed.

Machinga police publicist Davie Sulumba identified the two as Innocent Kennedy and Justin Masitala.

Sulumba said Masitala is a convict on similar case as he was earlier fined and released by Machinga Magistrates Court K20000 for being found with bones of a person with albinism.

The nine year old Harry Makishoni hailed from Kapoloma village and was abducted and killed in February.

Boniface Massa, President of the Association of People with Albinism welcomed Mutharika’s warning but said there was need for police to ensure police protection of the people even at grass root level.

“The president’s announcement is timely as abductions and killings are still happening now. These people neef police protection wherever they are,” he said.

He said there was also need for stiffer punishment of culprits to deter others.

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hoitty
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hoitty
5 months 21 days ago

If you interrogate the mother you will find out both parents were involved in the disappearance of the child. If it is proven to be true fry the parents and everyone involved.. in hot petrol

Mugonapamhanya
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Mugonapamhanya
5 months 22 days ago

Malawi’s judiciary is the most pathetic, stupid, incoherent, immaterial, ignorant, rotten, corrupt, foolish, dirtiest, stinking, irritating, poisonous, dumbest etc. Their so called learned men are just ziphwisi crooks. They hand down 10 years imprisonment with hard labour to a cattle rustler. And they only fine MK20,000 albino abductors and killers. All these people, court judges, ruling and opposition politicians, senior police officers are members of the occult secret societies that are consumers of human private parts, and albino human parts. They know each other, they can’t be hard on their own kind.

mbumba
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mbumba
5 months 22 days ago

so the father was not de???????? 4am analikuti.???????

second thing look @ the type of fine the court is ordering

thirdly do u think ndingawope kupeza 50 million kuwopa kupeleka 20 pin??????

yet our President iz a law profeser .

guys if dis will be da case things will not change.

ikani chilango chomveka bwino munthu akamapanga azilingalira zotsatira osati azipanga a

mnungisi
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mnungisi
5 months 22 days ago

bamboyo anapita kuti? Makolo onsewo are at fault

Nchanga wa Nchenga, Zambiya
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Nchanga wa Nchenga, Zambiya
5 months 22 days ago
Where was the father by those days? In Kapoloma it was the same, the 9 year boy was abducted and killed when the father was away. To me the father of both Kapoloma and Kasungu are prime suspects of these abductions and killings. To Nyasatimes, please stop advertising albino abductions by mentioning the value of an albino person. Big people are involvd in these killings just as the Chiradzulo mabele saga, or the Ndirande- BT Sec xool Nachipanti saga, hence we here of funny fine from our judicially, even funny stories from the police, such as the abductor intended to… Read more »
Sitidziwa Ndoya
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5 months 22 days ago

That means people with albinism are an endangered species in Malawi . Why can’t we do it the Tanzanian way . Create a haven safe place for them where they can feel safe and secure especially the young ones who are not capable of defending themselves. And if possible train them defence skills like martial art skills so that when they are grown up to go into the society they are able to defend themselves.

Piper
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Piper
5 months 22 days ago

Shockingly pathetic. Why killing innocent people?? Where are the police? I don’t like mob justice but in this case if they are found guilty (beyond reasonable doubt) chitani nawoni basi….

BigMan
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BigMan
5 months 22 days ago

the father was not there…….. the mother only noticed the baby had gone missing at 4 am……….

ineyo
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ineyo
5 months 22 days ago
Just imagine what this thug Masitala got as a punishment for being found with human bones ….K20,000… this is totally no sense and laughable. When communities decide to deal with these killers police and civil societies make a lot of noise. Nysatimes once reported that body parts or whole body of Albino may cost about $75 000 (about 50 million Malawi kwacha). And yet these thugs get a mere K20000 as a penalty. How do u expect such acts to stop when punishment given is not worth it. Police and civil societies shut up and move out of our way… Read more »
mama
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mama
5 months 22 days ago

Mau mau

Tintini
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Tintini
5 months 22 days ago

My fellow Malawians this is a war, tomorrow is your child let’s unit and kill these devils where ever they are this is evil.

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