Woman brutally murdered, breasts chopped: Malawi Police arrest 3

Malawi Police in Phalombe district have arrested three people suspected to have brutally killed a 28-year-old woman and chopped off her breasts.

Remains of late Dvais Fletcher of Machinjiri, a victim of albino attacks

Remains of late Dvais Fletcher of Machinjiri, a victim of albino attacks

Brutally attacked person with albinism in Malawi

Brutally attacked person with albinism in Malawi

The victim, Jennipher Namusiyo of Gwembere village, T/A Mkhumba in the district was attacked and killed in the wee hours of Saturday morning while on her way to seek medication from a traditional healer in a nearby village.

Police have since arrested husband to deceased James Namusiyo, 30, Piason Damson 63-year-old and Mabvuto Mukohowa on murder charges contrary to Section 209 of Penal Code.

“She left her home around 2:00am of Saturday April 30th to seek medication from a traditional healer in the nearby village. Later around 10:00am her body was discovered by passersby in a semi-bushy area in Mwambeni village,” explained Phalombe police Public Relations Officer, Gresham Ngwira.

A visit to the scene by the police discovered that deceased had multiple stab-wounds in the abdomen, on the elbow of the right arm and in the back.

“Her eyes had been deflated and both her breasts removed probably by a sharp object. Her bicycle lay close to her body”.

Postmortem results at Mkhwayi Health centre indicated death was as a result of accumulation of blood in the Peritoneum due to multiple stab-wounds in the abdomen.

Motive behind this brutal attack is yet to be established. Police have since instituted investigations into the matter.

Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Jappie Mhango has insisted that government is doing all it can to protect citizens including  people with albinism in the country.

“We will tighten security,” said Mhango, adding “government is currently running various programmes to sensitise the public to the evils of killing people with albinism.”

Death sentence

Meanwhile, commentators are calling for  death sentence penalty for all convicts involved in killing people with albinism  in the country.

“I am strongly advocating for use of death penalty, which is already in our laws,  for people murdering our brothers and sisters with albinism,” Stanley Onjezani Kenani, a Malawian social commentator and poet said.

Economist Association of Malawi president and motivational speaker, Henry Kachaje took to Facebook that death penalty should be executed on those convicted on albino murderers to deter others.

Despite having death sentence in the laws, the country has not carried executions since 1994.

The country is struggling to curb a wave of violence against people with albinism – a condition that affects the production of skin pigment.

Witchdoctors say potions made from albino body parts can bring good luck and wealth.

The international community has sicne  condemned the Malawi Government for failing to protect people with albinism, with both the United Nations and the human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI), giving damming verdicts on the country’s systematic failures to protect the minority group.–Additional reporting by Green Muheya, Nyasa Times

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Kangamire Zowazowa
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Kangamire Zowazowa
4 months 21 days ago

what kind if STUPID PEOPLE ARE MALAWIANS?? I mean everyone – especially the “god fearing nation” mother fuckers???

This is insane – a whole country gone to the dogs. This does not happen in a real country – only a failed state

CHOSANI MBWETA
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CHOSANI MBWETA
4 months 21 days ago

MULANDU ULOWENSO MU KHOTI CHONDE IWO ALI MOYO ALBINO ALI KUTI PANOPA ITS OBVIOUS ALI KUMANDA SO WHAT- HANG THEM TO SET AM EXAMPLE ENAFE ZIKUTIWAWA

Mussah
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Mussah
4 months 21 days ago

ngat lamulo lilipo liyambe kugwila ntchito basi. if someone killed ur albinism sibling what would u feel? would u let that person move freely in yo community even after that particular person saved 27 yrs in jail? the feeling that yo sibling is long gone and the murderer still leaves would temp u to kill them as well

Namwewe I
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4 months 21 days ago

Koma ngati lamulo loti, opha munthu aphedwe silibwelera a Malawi titha

Feston Jeke
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Feston Jeke
4 months 22 days ago

These are signs of the times Jesus is coming sooner than before.

Asumi
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Asumi
4 months 22 days ago

It is a pitty that malawians are busy killing oneanother and put the blame on leaders. Murder of these people with albinism are usually connected with their on close relations who are supposed to protect them. So where is the leadership failing? Should the government give each albino a police officer to guard them, is it possible? Let us change our mindset. Ufiti ndi kusapemphera ndizomwe zatichulukira.

Kondwani
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Kondwani
4 months 22 days ago

Malawi, where are you going? Are you still the warm heart of Africa?

jenala
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jenala
4 months 22 days ago

Death sentence upon that pliz!

nkhoma
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nkhoma
4 months 22 days ago

This is abominable and horrendous!!!!!!!!! Any wonder that the country is facing so many disasters and misfortunes????? Those in authority should not have a chip on their collective shoulder. Let them take out action to stamp out this criminality and brutality. Otherwise one wonders whether some individuals close to the axis of power are benefiting from this evil

Nkalapwaga
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Nkalapwaga
4 months 22 days ago

Sharia Law basi apa zinazi zakanika.diso ku diso.Shall killers do not deserve to live.They should be killed by the guillotine.

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