Chilima tells police to stop assaulting, arresting people with albinism

Vice president Saulos Chilima has angrily reacted to the assault and arrest of people with albinism in Lilongwe, telling the police to stop immediately.

Chilima: Stop persecuting persons with albinism
Chilima said this at Rumphi boma with where he held a rally after whistle stop tours.
“These people already face killings and attacks, this is why they want to meet their state president to seek protection. They are seeking protection yet you are assaulting them, this must stop immediately,” said Chilima.
This follows the assault of Association of People with Albinism president Overstone Kondowe who has since been hospitalized and the arrest of eight other people with albinism who were demanding to meet president Peter Mutharika.
“Don’t be used by the outgoing regime,” Chilima told the police.
He said people with albinism did not choose to be that way, saying therefore they need respect just like any other people.
Chilima also said that it was a concern that some people who surround Mutharika are cheating him that the Livingstonia-Njakhwa road has tarmac.
“This is a terrible road. There is no tarmac. They are cheating the president. If it were in times of Kamuzu or Bingu, these ministers could have been fired,” he said.
Chilima also said he was concerned with the devastating floods in the south which has killed over 20 people.
“We, in UTM, have set up a fund, we are raising money to help those effected by the heavy rains and floods,” he told the people.
He told the people that UTM wants to be in government to end corruption, nepotism, tribalism, quota system and poverty among others

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Ngongoliwa
Ngongoliwa
3 years ago

Do not encourage people to break the law. Would you accept it if you are to be the president. Fortunate you are not.
When do you apologise to Mwians 4 imposing Mutharika thr ringing 2014.
Muthalikas failure is yours too having working together 4year activily and continoue plundering national resouces when you claim to have quitted.

Chamunorwa
Chamunorwa
3 years ago

The vice president is playing to the gallery. Albinism is only a natural condition and not a right to break the law. Albinos must not expect to be treated differently when they break the law. We understand their plight in so far as the murders are concerned of which the perpetrators must indeed be brought to book. Society surely understand their plight but in allowing themselves to be used for political expediency by people of the likes of Saulos Chilima they do not realise that there are being discriminated against under the guise of protecting them. So the law must… Read more »

Okatraz
Okatraz
3 years ago

its illegal to block roads in malawi just like what the group of people with albinism did at MIM. we have seen students in the universities doing the same and were dispensed with tear gas

MERIFA
MERIFA
3 years ago

INU NDE MUFUNA TIZITI MUMATHA…NTHAWI YOSEYI…..TAKAGWELENI UKO…

ANALYST
ANALYST
3 years ago

CHILIMA’S JOKES WITH POLICE ON ALBINOS IS UNFORTUNATE…AS A STATE VICE PRESIDENT WHO IS CONTINOUSLY WITHDRAWING OUR TAXES AS SALARIES AND BENEFITS…SHOULD BRING SOLUTIONS RATHER THAN MERE POLITICAL JOKES TO POLICE ON PERSONS WITH ALBNISM WHEN HE IS WAKING IN THE STREETS…
WE WANT HIS SOLUTIONS NOW….

fishmomger
fishmomger
3 years ago
Reply to  ANALYST

Tell me if your stupid government will take into considerations if chilima tells them to do the right thing .That’s why the vp has spoken out.

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
3 years ago
Reply to  fishmomger

We have a stupid vp who encourages lawlessness.

Ltp
Ltp
3 years ago

Hey young man don’t dilute your interagency….in this Albino issue the president met them….It’s time to push the implementation on the government’s promises….
Chilima you are one of the guys who are politising this whole issue…..

Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
3 years ago

preach

TEARS OF THE POOR
TEARS OF THE POOR
3 years ago

FOOLISH……. YOURE DRAWING A SALARY EVERYMONTH ….ENJOYING OUR TAXES…BUT FAILING TO SOLVE THE PRPBLEM…….
FOOLISH…TO HELL WITH YOUR COMPAIGN LIES

fishmomger
fishmomger
3 years ago

Oh that’s a very unfortunate comment .If he is drawing his salary without work is because of your dad not delegating him the job.Mukufuna atani tsopano.?Adzikalima kwanu kapena?Musiyeni bwana wathuyo inu wanu chimulilenji ndamene angadzakhale chitsiru chanu chochiuza chikangone mtoileti osakana.Graduate can’t just do that!

Ndaonavino
Ndaonavino
3 years ago

MuliBE nzeru akulu eti? Zoti amaseka nseu even ma ambulance kukanika kudutsa simukuziwa? chonchi mufuna kulamula dziko che Arafat mwauponda

AMOSI
AMOSI
3 years ago

CHILIMA IS JUST USELESS AS A STATE VICE PRESIDENT …..AND VERY VERY USELESS MAN TO BE THE STATE PRESIDENT….

WE WANT SOLUTIONS FROM HIM NOW

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