Apam calls for protection of person with albinism as woman escapes attack

Malawi Police Services in Machinga say they are investigating an attack on a woman with albinism last week which left her serious injuries.

APAM president Kondowe : The problem is still here

The 33-year-old Dorothy Jeffrey said her attackers broke into her house and wanted to kill her but she managed to escape after struggles.

The incident happened at Moliha village in chief Kawinga’s area in Machinga.

Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) president Ian Simbota condemned the attack.

“There is need to bust the market for human parts. Experts need to be engaged to investigate the matter and deal with the market,” Kondowe said.

He called on the government to roll out the program of construction of houses for persons with albinism in the country.

“Most of people with albinism live in dilapidated houses, this is why attackers are able to break in,” he said.

Meanwhile, Family Rights, Elderly and Child Protection (FRECHIP) says it is deeply disturbed by the attack.

The organisation’s executive director Esmie Tembenu urges all Malawians not to tolerate any form of abuse against minorities especially people living with albinism whom she said have for a long time been subjected to this barbaric act.

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Mwini muzi
9 months ago

The notion that sleeping in dilapidated houses for people with albanism can be the main source of risk is not correct. These people can not and must not sleep or walk alone. They must be protected by being surrounded by family.Constructing houses for them can just reduce the risk but not actually removing it.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
9 months ago

Yes indeed get who are the buyers that will be a good step to the right direction.

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
9 months ago

Just introduce the death penalty please. Death by firing squad will go a long way in addressing this problem than activism. Capital punishment is the way to go. This nonsense has to stop. These are our blood brothers and sisters who are living in fear because of these barbaric acts.

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