Chakwera gets probe report on persons with albinism attacks

President Lazarus Chakwera said he has received the findings of inquiries government carried out into killings, attacks and abductions of people with albinism (PWAs) and purported markets for their bodies which was instituted by his predecessor Peter Mutharika.

Chakwera: People with albinism want to feel secure in the country

Chakwera  disclosed this at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre on Wednesday when he met board members of Federation of Disability Organisation (Fedoma).

But the President did not disclose the contents of the much-awaited report and did not indicate when he intends to make it public.

In the run up to the May 21, 2019 Tripartite Elections, assaults, abductions and killings of PWAs increased. However, after the elections, the incidences have drastically reduced.

PWAs, whose population in the country is about 130 000 according to the 2018 Population and Housing Census, are targeted for their body parts.

Since November 2014, the number of reported crimes against people with albinism in Malawi has risen to 152 cases, including 25 murders and more than10 people missing, according to Apam.

Malawi is among 28 countries experiencing violations against people living with albinism and it contributes 30 percent of the total 600 cases in the affected countries. Similar attacks have occurred in neighbouring countries such as Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa.

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Mzakwacha Nixon's
Mzakwacha Nixon's
1 year ago

Very good development.Let the President make the findings public.Those involved must be arrested.
By the way,where does the Machinga Albino Mulders,involving clinician and back Catholic priest ++…it’s a long time,the nation is waiting judgement.
Am very sure Albinos ate and will be safe as far as Chakwera and Chilima remain in power.
Ironically,where does the police rapist(s) case stand…?those police men must rot in jail.
We want a clean rape, corrupt free Malawi.

Yewo Chomene.

Mzakwacha Nixon
Kwazulu Natal.
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carlos winnert sadimba
carlos winnert sadimba
1 year ago

apo ndye apam apereka report koyenera sungapereke report kwa munthu okupha yodandaula kuti ufuna kuphedwa

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
1 year ago

Ntaba tsopano get ready.
no stone unturned anthu onunkha zifwenthe inu.

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