Govt challenges Chakwera on albino murders: ‘Offer immediate solutions’

Government has challenged president  of Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  Lazarus Chakwera, to expose the syndicate he claims is behind the gruesome abductions and murdering of persons with albinism.

Mussa: Why should Chakwera wait until he assumes presidency to provide the solution

At a news conference in Lilongwe on Sunday, Chakwera alleged that there was a syndicate of powerful people in the corridors of power behind the killings and abductions of persons with albinism and that the police were helpless.

He also claimed to have solutions to the killings and abductions but that he would end them within one month if elected as President in the forthcoming tripartite elections.

But Minister of Information and Communications  Technology, Henry Mussa, and Minister of Homeland Security, Nicholas Dausi,  at a separate news conference on Tuesday took turns branding Chakwera’s claims as unfortunate and  politicizing the tragedy that persons with albinism are going through.

Mussa advised Chakwera to give the information he has to the Inspector General of Police or indeed to the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.

He said the matter is a national concern that demands collective responsibility.

“There are our brothers’ and sisters’ lives at stake here, and we could lose more between now and elections date while he (Chakwera) has solutions to the problem. Why should he wait until he assumes presidency to provide the solutions when he could collaborate with Government to save lives before then,” said Mussa.

Mussa called it a “mockery to a critical situation” that some critics were taking advantage of the dismembering of persons with albinism to gain political mileage.

He said: “Lives of our persons with albinism should not be sacrificed on the altar of politics.”

On his part Dausi also faulted  MCP leader Chakwera for saying that  that he knows the solutions and that he is going to solve the problem when he gets into government.

Dausi challenged Chakwera to “offer immediate solutions.”

He said: “We cannot wait for people to continue dying because Chakwera wants to get into government; he should just offer the solutions now. That is totally insensitive and unfortunate to say there are solutions but they should wait until a certain period of time.”

Dausi appealed to the public that if  someone has information regarding the attackers and killers and where they sell the parts, “they should bring that information and report to the police so that we can put these people behind bars.”

He added: “As a country that prides itself as a God-fearing nation, what is happening is unbelievable. And I would like to assure that government will do all it can by employing all security measures to safeguard our brothers and sisters with albinism.”

Dausi  warned politicians not to use other people’s deaths, or those that have lost their loved ones.

Inspector General of police, Rodney Jose, said the Malawi Police Service has made all the necessary interventions to arrest the situation, but has further called on positive minded citizens to help through tip- offs and reporting of suspicious occurrences.

Of the 158 reported cases since 2013, 19 lives of persons with albinism have been killed and 36 cases have successfully been  completed in court, 39 still in court while 71 under police investigations according to the inspector general.

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mtete
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mtete

Have you notice how APM and his government are panicking after Chakwera’s press conference on albinos? Jose running this and that way like a headless chicken; Musa trying to earn his salt as a government spokesperson; Dausi spewing rubbish.

All Chakwera is saying is that government should put all the resources available into the albino problem we have.

Chimulirenji
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Chimulirenji

Donald Trump , the moron declared state of emergency over a border wall….. we are talking about people being killed I Nyasaland and the president is deep in his slumber😫😫😫

Apumbwa
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Apumbwa

Nonse ndinu makape ! We are talking about people losing lives ! Why can’t the government declare a state of emergency and deploy all resources to protect our brothers and sisters????

ZINGALUME
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ZINGALUME

Useless ministers and useless government what do you expect from someone who has no powers to command the authorities to act, yet the commander in chief ali pwiiiii, mupeleka bwanji chitetezo to someone who is just a mere running mate in the name of …………… yet you’re failing to protect the ones who will vote for you. Zinanazi tsoka mumaliyamba dala, ngati siinuyo ndiye kuti ndi ana anu tidzakumana pa mtengo wa kachere, ndipo mizimu ya abale anthu iziusa mu mtendere, pakuti mwati adikire kaye chitetezo chipezeka koma mulingo omwe mukufuna simunakwanitse, mukakwanitsa muwapatsa chitetezo otsalawo Ambuye akuoneni mwapadera dela.… Read more »

Phingo Walusa
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Phingo Walusa

Ndinu mbuzi zaanthu kwambiri! Mwakwanitsa zomwe mumafuna? If you are really inviting anyone or any group out of good faith would you go for a press, and why today? It was reported some time back Chakwera met the IG on this, and later that he offered some suggestions. Your Maliseche says he sent IG out to learn how other countries sorted this out, what has been done since then? Now talking about your plan because you have hit your targets. Zikutipweteka mwatiphera abale athufe. We stayed with them, ate with them, grew up with them and connected with them emotionally.… Read more »

Shameon dpp
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Shameon dpp

DPP should be ashamed. Its not wrong to point fingers at DPP for the killings of Albinos. The govt wasted money sending a delegation to learn on how to protect the albinos but whatever was learnt has not been implememented, WHY? BECAUSE THEY ARE IN IT TOGETHER. IF we look at the cases in which the dpp have dirty hands they go tound and round not doing anything. Chasowa Njainju. How can DPP beef up security for a running mate , wasting tax payers money and cannot deploy Police to guard our brothers in nd sisters. Albinos live in houses… Read more »

joji wina
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NO,No,No..Don’t blame the government for condemning Chakwera. The mcp leader was insensitive when he said he knows the syndicate behind the killing of albinos and that the knows the solution to the problem but will only reveal it once he is voted to power. If you people, were objective, you could have analysed chakwera’s statement and government’s response to have an understanding of what all of this mean? Much as it is government’s responsibility to provide security to the citizenry, I totally agree with the president’s call for all citizens to take part in helping to stop this shameful act.… Read more »

Mr. Ibu
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Tell your president Mr. IBU that he’s sleeping on his job. He has the executive powers to command the police to arrest the brutes. But this can’t happen because he’s in a deep slumber instead of doing his job.

Yandula
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Yandula

zoona zokha zokha

Kaitano
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Kaitano

First class idiot! Anthu amene anamangidwa atapezeka ndi ziwalo za anthu, anayamba aulula kumene amagulitsa ziwalozo? That’s where the problem is coming from! Chakwera simply said, when given power, he will deal with those people so that they can reveal where their business takes place which your President and or your Government is failing to do,, this is a serious issue, you can’t take it lightly like what you and your President doing,, you must be mad!!! When did this thing started? Untill now, how many people have we lost? It appears to be your business right?

Gwefa
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Gwefa

Chitsirunso iwe eti paja nyama ya ma albino ukumadya nawo ndi Peter wakoyo

Arnold
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Arnold

Kupusa Boma ili Mussa patsogolo nwalephela tulani pansi maudindo muone Anzanu kuti amatani…. Boma lausatana lopanda nzeru

Ndangodutsamo
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Ndangodutsamo

Its not even only Chakwera who has solutions. Everyone has solutions except APM and DPP government that has the powers to solve the problem.

Skapato Ibukenge
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Mfana uyu Chakwera amayankhula motumbwa. I think chifukwa choti sanakhwime pa ndale. Akuona ngati akayankhula moputsa mmene achitiramu, anthu amusankha kukhala President. Anthu amaene akupha anzathu a Chialubino Boma linawapeza kale panopa ali kupolisi ena mwa iwo ndi a Catholic Father, Police officer, a Health Worker ndi gulu lawo la kumuzi. Panopa anzathu a ku Court akuyenera kufulumizitsa kuti anthu awa aweruzidwe. Apolisi akuyenera kuyamikilidwa chifukwa nthawi zones pamene tamva kuti mmozi waphedwa wa Chialubino, apolisi akumagwira anthuwo kusonyeza kuti boma likuyesetsa ndithu. Tiziyamika pamene ntchito ikugwilika

Arnold
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Arnold

Kumeneko ndiye kupusako chisangalatsa mnchani kuona anzathu aluza miyoyo anthu anzeru akalankhula nkumati akalankhula motumbwa

Phingo Walusa
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Phingo Walusa

Mbuzi ina ndiye iweyoo