Abducted albino teen Goodson found dead with missing private parts

A 14-year-boy with albinism who was abducted on wee hours of Thursday in Dedza is now feared dead after a body was found near to the village where he was abducted from.

Malawi persons with albinims are being ‘hunted down like animals’

Chief Makanjira, an uncle to Goodson Makanjira has confirmed that a body of a boy with albinism has been found in the village without some body parts.

“We are in sorrow here, the whole village is failing to come to terms with the brutal death. We all now feel unsafe,” said Makanjira.

At least six masked people broke into the house where Goodson slept with his brother also with albinism and took him away after a battle with some villagers who were alerted by loud calls of help from the mother of Goodson.

During the incident four people sustained various degrees of injuries as they struggled to free Goodson from the panga wielding assailants.

Deputy spokesperson for the police Tomeck Nyaude confirmed a team of police officers have been dispatched to the area.

“At this moment, we cannot conclude that it is the body of Goodson until we get a full report from our team and hospital,” said Nyaude.

Nyaude confirmed that the three have been arrested in connection with the abduction of a 14-year-old boy with albinism .

The ruling  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)has come under intense fire from Malawians and ppposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has  challenged President Peter Mutharika to put an end to killings and abductions of persons with albinism in the country.

Mutharika has on several occasions condemned the atrocities against people with albinism, urging police to catch the perpetrators and let them rot in jail.

Meanwhile, Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) president Overstone Kondowe  has proposed to seek asylum in foreign countries ostensibly because, the country has failed them in terms of guaranteeing their safety.

Human rights campaigners have said the persons with albinism have right to life  and should be protected and that instead of enganging in a blame-game, Malawians should be “our brother’s keeper” by creating a a safe environment.

Since November 2014, the number of reported crimes against people with albinism in Malawi has risen to 152, including 25 murders and more than 10 people missing.

People with albinism are targeted for their body parts in the belief that they contain magical powers. The current population of people with albinism in Malawi is estimated at around 10 000.

 

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Gerald Mapanga Phiri
Gerald Mapanga Phiri
2 years ago

Malawi government know how to stop it but they don’t want to take that root because even top officials are involved. They know how Tanzania stopped those senseless killing. It started in Tanzania but their leaders are leaders, not those weak, clueless, merceless leaders you have. Those thing can stop in one month if they can copy from Tanzania

Poverty die die
2 years ago

Let me help peter muthalika kurhana ndi mchitidwe umenewu. Tawerengani kuti amzathu amenewa alipo angati. Chiganizo choyamba apezereni apolice oti aziwalondera, amangileni nyumba Zabwino anthu amenewa zokhala ndi mipanda komanso gate. Osamangoba ndalama mkumakasiya kwa merica. Chomaliza bwanji kuwayika malo amodzi. Malo achitetezo. Ndakutjanidizatu apa peter kaya kukalamba

Concerned citizen
2 years ago

THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. It is obvious that none of the 3 arms of govwrnment has any clue of how to address this problem. There is no case which has been concluded to date, where the nation has been given the facts. If there is advise us who is behind these inhuman acts? Our police force has failed to do anything to improve the situation. With immediate effect, declare a national emegency and draft in forensic experts, preferably from the UK. Our law enforcement agencies appear incompetent to handle these killings. TREAT THIS SITUATIIN WITH THE URGENCY IT DESERVES, OUR… Read more »

concerned
concerned
2 years ago

we need to conduct national day of silence, mourning and prayers. we must end this now. As a nation we are stronger and bigger than these attacks. its time for everyone to come together as one and solve this problem

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
2 years ago

For sure our asing’anga can track these killers right? It’s time to do something everybody and once these people are caught should mean life imprisonment

Nyasa Dé Malawi
2 years ago

We should not vote basi.. And I truly believe aku boma akuziwapo kathu

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
2 years ago

This is now making me angry. LEAVE THEM ALONE PLEASE!!

Nasibeko
Nasibeko
2 years ago

Just fast track MP Bon Kalindo’s trial so that he should reveal what he knows about the network as he said he knows who is behind this after he spends time in police cell. The politicians, the clergy & human rights organisations, investigative journalists, the judiciary & the police you have an opportunity to start from but if you don’t mobilise to fast track his trial some sectors might suspect you to be within the so called network.

Charlie Hebdo
Charlie Hebdo
2 years ago

Outlaw traditional doctors. They are the ones fueling these senseless murders. Mideocrity is also to blame. How can people be fooled by a filthy herbalist that he can make them rich, when he himself is living a poor, miserable life. If he had the power to make someone rich, don’t you think he would be the first to grab the chance?

Cole
Cole
2 years ago
Reply to  Charlie Hebdo

As a country we should find out where the parts are going. What type of intelligence do we have in our country who are failing to trace the market. Bwinotu bwino mudzayankha mukadzachoka pa mpandopo

SItUSI
2 years ago

Everybody in Malawi is a witch /wizard that’s why it’s very difficult to eliminate this syndicate — villgers -politicians -those from the church /mosques

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