Albino killings resurface in Malawi

As President Lazarus Chakwera is  having sleepless nights over Covid-19 pandemic, another headache has come into the veins of his administration: the resurgence of killings of persons living with albinism.

The fear of attacks still continue

The latest murder of a person with albinism was reported on January 27, 2021 in Mangochi whose body was earmarked for sale in Zomba.

In its February 2, 2021 statement, Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has condemned the killing of Saidi Futon Dayton, 27 from Kadewere village in Mangochi district

MHRC has also commended the Police for promptly arresting three suspects. The Commission has appealed to the public to respect albinos as they too have the same rights with everyone else.

“The Malawi Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned with the resurgence of attacks against persons with albinism in some districts in Malawi,” reads MHRC statement signed by executive secretary Habiba Osman.

The statement further says: ” This attack comes at a time when Malawi is joining with the rest of the world to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Commission restates that all persons with a disability or albinism have the right to enjoy their human rights like all other Malawians. Saidi Futon Dayton, was entitled to enjoy all his human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to personal liberty and security and the right to life.”

The Commission has also expressed concern over the lack of conclusion of a number of high profile albinism cases and has requested the Judiciary to move with speed in concluding the cases.

The courts are yet to conclude several albinism cases that emanated from the previous regime.

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Nzika
Nzika
5 months ago

Why killing one another? Very bad

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago

kodi milandu iszayamba litilo. tizibwererabe m mbuyo.
Ntaba ali kuriko? mudikila afe kae mboni zose muzati kulibe mboni? kapena akalambe nde muzizati akula tisawzenge mlandu??? sulks

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
5 months ago

This is very disgusting and idiotistic.Surely Chakwera has to do something, otherwise this nonsense will drain our vitality.We thought Kainja would bring sanity to the security system in our nation but it is nada.Topleadership kabesa no work.Aluta continua.

OVERSEEIR
OVERSEEIR
5 months ago

everything that chakwera and his friends were blaming the dpp and previous government is slowly coming back under his watch. curruption at statehouse, nepotism,lack of accountability, dining with theives, Asian business people running the contracts and bribing officials,unnecessary outside trips with a lot of useless people, failure to deliver campaign promises, huge cabinet and advisors. What does he have to say about all these now??

guest
guest
5 months ago

This is so sad. Whats regime got to do with this barbaric practice?? Does the reporter seriously believe any of our elected leaders would condone such practices?

There needs to swift justice delivered on those proven to be responsible (justice needs to take its course, but they need to prioritize and hurry up about it).

This is one issue that makes one ashamed to be Malawian.Let every local leader condemn this nonsense! All chiefs etc.

Busuman Banda
5 months ago

usatana ndi umene wakula pa malawi chakwela wasiya ntch ntchito ya mulungu wayamba ya satana bye bye malawi

Phwisa
Phwisa
5 months ago

The perpetrators know that nothing is happening to Masambuka case and feels it will take a long way for them to be arrested, let alone punished.

John chidongo
5 months ago

Akafanso wina munthu wa aCha alibino. A Chakwera must step down paja mumati mukadzawina adzakhala wotetezedwa. Ndiye mukuchitapo chani pa kiteteza anthu awa. Anzanu aku tanzania anangowatenga ndikuwamangira camp . Zonse komweko full time guarding. Alinso ndi ntchito komweko. Tikaone kuti anthuwa akuchita zausatana wapezere kuti? Sikuti asamayenda ayi kapena kuti asamaphatikizane ndi azibale aofe koma adziziwa kiti uyu wayenda anapita ndiwakuti. Osati village community yalemphera pamenepa tiyese zina.covid ndiyakwana kupha anthu osati inenso adzonjezera pamenepa. Zowawa.

Nyoni the Nyo
Nyoni the Nyo
5 months ago

Paja u told the whole world kuti ndi A ntaba and Dpp muli ku opposition. Mutoti chani lero?

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

Kodi report la kafukufuku wa za kuphedwa kwa anthuwa yemwe state reverend wathu adakhazikitsa lija tidangomva kuti zotsatira zidatuluka zili kuti? anthu a ndale ndi agalu ndithu, akafuna mpando ndiye amakamba mabodza ngati iwo ndiokutha kuposa ena

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