Another albino killed, mutiliated for ritual in Malawi

Owen Khamula – Nyasa Times

Wealth seekers have killed yet another person with albinism, bringing the number of those killed to 18 so far as civil society groups presented a petition to the Office of the President and Cabinet to stop the killings.warning

Albino killed in Ntcheu
Albino killed in Ntcheu

Ntcheu Police spokesperson Gift Matewere identified the deceased as Fletcher Masina, 38, who was brutally killed in his crop field at Zintabira Village in Chief Chakhumbira’s area in Ntcheu.

“We were alerted by his wife after 5 PM and when we went to the field, we discovered he was in a pool of blood. Private parts, arms and legs had already been removed,” said Matewere.

He said the police moved in swiftly after the wife reported the matter to police after 5 in the evening on Tuesday.

Masina had told her to go home and prepare food.

The killing of the 18th person with albinism comes during a week civil society groups are intensifying their calls to government to take the situation under control.

Advocacy Action Platform chairman Robert Mkwezalamba told a senior official at the Office of the President and Cabinet Clement Chinthu Banda that the rampant killings of people with albinism should stop forthwith.

He was speaking when the civil society groups presented a petition to the OPC on the matter.

On Tuesday, government officials from Tanzania told their counterparts from Malawi to step up sensitization messages to the people, saying this was the only way the country defeated the vice.

The Malawi delegation, which comprised of government officials and business people also learnt that Tanzania has crafted in the abductions and killings of people with albinism in school curricula.

Wife to late Masina, in tears, said she could not have left her husband alone even though he wanted her to prepare food.

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son ofLOVE
son ofLOVE
5 years ago

PEOPLE LETS NOT KILL ONE ANOTHER… PLEASE CHONDE NAWEYA……

minie
minie
5 years ago

Nde bola kamuzu days kunali chitetezotu, especially ngona zija.

Charlie Hebdo
Charlie Hebdo
5 years ago

Make using’anga illegal in Malawi. That is the only way.

Mwakawoko Ngokinaye
Mwakawoko Ngokinaye
5 years ago

It is time for mob justice. NGOs and Courts should shut their proboses. Let the law of the jungle work on these hyenas

Botolo
Botolo
5 years ago

Have you arrested them man? Mob justice can come even to you if someone just says you are the killer. Will you not say it should be the courts to decide?

Chingondo
Chingondo
5 years ago

Akweni is another person with albinism. May be when this happens to her thus when government would take the matter seriously. RIP innocent Masina.

Chandamale
Chandamale
5 years ago

So what is this Kaliati tell us a liar Minister. Where is NIB here those are Innocent Malawians who are killed like a goat. Poor leadership no security to its citizens shameful govt.

Damiano Hara
Damiano Hara
5 years ago

My mother Malawi? Where is the love that God gave you?

Myuda wa khunyu
5 years ago

evil people, God will deal with you one by one

mizimu yakwiya
5 years ago

Akuluakulu mungovutika ndikulankhula mkulu wa NIB a Nichorous Dausi ali m’momo motumidwa ndi president or mutatani mutatani nothig can happen kapena mukufuna umboni.mapeto ake andipera mulandu ndikafera kundende kuti ndi bwere poyera.

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