Four convicted over human bones in Malawi: Bones of albino

The Zomba Principal Resident Magistrate Court seating at Phalombe on Thursday convicted four people who were found in possession of human bones suspected to be of a person living with albinism.

Concited with the albino bones: They were arrested in Phalombe
Concited with the albino bones: They were arrested in Phalombe

Phalombe police arrested the four- a woman and three men- on Monday night of 4th January, 2016 following a tip-off from a businessman the suspects had approched to sell the bones.

The law-enforcers Police arrested the four namely; Starford Chimenya,45, Kondwani Patrick, 38, Rose Kumpama, 39, and a Mozambican citizen Petro Jezemani, 33.

They were offering the said human bones for sale to a local businessman at Mitekete trading in the district.

Principal Resident Magistrate Gift Dorothy Makanje convicted the four after they pleaded guilty to the charge of Prohibition of Sale of Body or Tissue contrary to Section 16 of the Anatomy Act.

However, the Magistrate differed the sentencing to the morning of 12th February, 2016.

Meanwhile, the four are still remanded to Mulanje Prison.

The bones which are eight in number, were certified by medical practitioners from Phalombe Health Centre to be of a human being.

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6 years ago

mafuna a albino salemeretsa. Anthu aulesi inu. Amalemeretsa ndi mapwala a gay ndi pa pathako pawo. Mwamva inu

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