Chimulirenji condemns vicious killings on people with albinism: ‘Let’s purge the syndicate’

President Peter Mutharika’s Democratic progressive party (DPP) running mate in the 2019 presidential race, Everton Chimulirenji has has condemned a recent spate of “horrific attacks” on people with albinism describing it as a barbaric act.

DPP Presidential running mate Everton Chimulirenji speaking at Masintha ground in Lilongwe

Chimulirenji, who is also Minister of Civic Education. made the statement when he addressed a political rally at Masintha ground in Lilongwe to familiarize himself with the party supporters since his appointment as running mate.

He said these barbaric acts have deeply traumatized people with albinism as they can no longer enjoy their rights to freely move around and also the most precious of all rights, the right to life.

“I would like to ask those with information to come forward and share it with security agencies so that our brothers and sisters with albinism can be protected,” said Chimulirenji.

The mutilation and murder of people with albinism is often linked to witchcraft.

Some witchdoctors say that magic charms are more powerful if they contain body parts from people with albinism – this has led to a lucrative criminal trade in these body parts.

In his address, Chimulirenji also asked people who attended the rally to vote for President Mutharika for development projects to continue.

He cited the cancer centre in Lilongwe as one of the poster projects of Professor Peter Mutharika which will help save lots of lives.

“The government has been spending millions of kwacha treating cancer patients abroad while many others have died in their homes because they could not afford such treatment due to financial constraints.

“This facility will enable a lot of such families to access cancer treatment within the country and hence save lives,” he said.

Speaking earlier, Uladi Mussa assured Chimulirenji of DPP support since he was chosen by the president himself and nobody has the authority to challenge the president’s choice.

DPP Secretary General, Grezelder Jefrey also praised President Mutharika for several development projects taking place in the central region such as the Salima-Lilongwe water project, Kamuzu International Airport upgrade and an upscale operating theatre at Kamuzu Central Hospital among others.

She then asked the people who attended the rally to vote for president Mutharika for the country to develop further.

Several cabinet ministers such as Jean Kalirani of Lands and Samuel Tembenu, Minister of Justice attended the rally among others.

Malawi will hold tripartite elections to elect president, members of parliament and councilors on May 21, this year.

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BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

Careful with your words Chimulirenji, you may end up purging your fellow cabinet ministers and even the Big cadet in Statehouse.

Shack
Shack
2 years ago

Just imagine, Pitala, Chimulirenji and Goodall Gondwe running our country.

Wotola pa nseu
Wotola pa nseu
2 years ago

A combination of nyusensi!

Poverty die die
2 years ago

Tangoganizani peter muthalika atati wamwalila chimulilenji angazspange chiyani, munthu oti akunenesa kuti ndi yes bwana. Guys pls pls tirhanizane kuphula dzikoli pa moto pls. Kutheka izi peter muthalika wapangira dala kusankha mphwepwa ndi cholinga choti akapume. Guys timulore apume mdalayi

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

Can anyone with guts in DPP please tell APM point blank that Dausi is a liability in his government and should be dismissed from cabinet forthwith. His continued stay will cost DPP many votes. Let APM make a bold decision for once

mada k
mada k
2 years ago

akabwera poyera mesa mukumawapha?

KALYOTO
KALYOTO
2 years ago

Everton akuyankhula zimene olo ine wa kumuzu wosaphunzira nditha kunena. kkkk bulutu.

nyalugwe
nyalugwe
2 years ago

This country’s bright future lies in the impeccable leadership of President Peter Mutharika and his assistant ‘to be’ Chimulirenji

Ginnery corner
Ginnery corner
2 years ago
Reply to  nyalugwe

Laughable

Canada
Canada
2 years ago
Reply to  nyalugwe

@ Nyalugwe

Not everyone can preside over the affairs of Malawi abale aasa. This guy can’t be any country’s Vice President . Zopusa

Toka
Toka
2 years ago

Nyasatimes do u know Chakwera had well patronised meetings in Mulanje despite DPP savages blocked the roads and you are not reporting anything. All we see is Chimulirenji this Nankhumwa that.
MCP is going to win with or without your coverage.

Shack
Shack
2 years ago

Nkhalamba ina.

Georgina
Georgina
2 years ago
Reply to  Shack

And Chilima had marvelous stop overs in Lilongwe but Nyasatimes has chosen to ignore this. You have to balance plz. Nanunso mwadya masikono ?

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