Member of Parliament for Mulanje South, Bon Kalindo (Democratic Progressive Party –DPP) has claimed that the criminal gangs abducting and often killing persons with albinism in broad daylight and in the dead of night, are part of a deadly political strategy.
by some opposition political parties to keep the country ungovernable.
He said some politicians are behind criminals involved in a syndicate that is hunting for albino body parts in Malawi, including the use of parents and relatives to catch their prey.
Kalindo, a renowned comedian himself known as ‘Winiko’, did not mention the politicians being the criminal gangs
Speaking in Lilongwe when he alongside activist Billy Mayaya held a news conference, aimed at updating Malawians on the planned nude demonstrations, which is aimed at forcing parliament and Malawi Government to use death penalty for all perpetrators of albino killings.
Kalindo said he has information that some politicians have taken advantage of the minor cases on the albino killings to full fill their political ego.
“I know there are some politicians who want to use the albino killings as a campaign tool to say that Malawians should not vote for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for failing to protect albinos,”said Kalindo who is also DPP deputy publicist..
Kalindo said: “We are now calling Malawians to support the demonstrations which will take place on Thursday, 23 June, 2016. We will converge at Area 18 round about where we will match peacefully to the Parliament.”
But the MP said he will not scare Malawians in his birth suit, saying there is change to his publicised ‘one- naked-man-match’ but he will put red boxer.
The legislator wants death penalty to be instituted as the sanction for killing an individual living with albinism.
He said the protests will show that thet cruelty that is being shown to people living with albinism is bad and the perpertrators should face capotal punishment.
Mayaya urged government to use death penalty .
“The law is already there on death penalty now if the country like Malawi is not using the law then why keeping the law,” queried Mayaya.
Meanwhile, Kalindo has accused his fellow Parliamentarians for their egos to have their perks adjusted upwards at the time when Malawians are suffering.
“Let’s pass tough laws to protect albinos than demanding high allowances,” said Kalindo.
Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) executive director Boniface Massa blamed witchdoctors who were taking advantage of poor people’s ignorance by creating the misconception that body parts of albinos are potent charms.
“There are all sorts of baseless misconceptions. They include the wrong belief that having sex with an albino will cure HIV and Aids. Some are hoodwinked into believing that our body parts can make one get rich quickly, either by using parts such as eyes to be visionary and forward-looking. Those are empty lies,” he said.
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