Malawi albinism group meet diplomats over seeking asylum in other countries

Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) officials are meeting diplomats in the country to seek asylum for the people with albinism following what they claim well founded fesar of persecution on claims that  the government has  failed to protect them.

A representative of Malawi’s Association of People with Albinism- Credit: Getty Images

Apam president Overstone Kondowe has confirmed that the association is meeting the diplomats.

“It is true that we are meeting them but we cannot give details at this stage because the discussions are still going on,” said Kondowe.

Apam met the US ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer on Wednesday.

The seeking of asylum in safe countries come at a time when Home Security minister Nicholas Dausi said the attacks on people with albinism has not yet reached crisis levels.

The remarks have drawn anger from people with albinism and other civil society activists who described the comments  as childish and insesitive.

Kondowe has since asked Dausi to resign as Cabinet minister, saying he is careless and irresponsible.

Meanwhile, the chair of the Malawi government task force for people with albinism, Dr. Hetherwick Ntaba, defends the initiative’s work in the face of increased attacks in recent weeks. It follows Apam announcing it was withdrawing its support for the task force and calling for people with the condition to be able to seek asylum abroad.

“We are doing everything we can to protect them,” said Ntaba on BBC Focus on Africa programme.

Ntaba said seeking asylum will not  be the right idea to deal with the proble,

This year alone, there have been four attacks on people with albinism; one person was killed in Lilongwe, two abductions in Dedza and Lilongwe and two abductions were foiled in Balaka and Lilongwe.

Since 2015, there have been 19 killings of people with albinism and 150 attacks.

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mtete
mtete
2 years ago

Dausi’s appointment as Homeland Security Minister is comedy at it’s best, equated only to Mr. Bean. The guy lacks sensitivity and thinks after spewing rubbish. Now we know. He and his cronies in DPP are waiting for albino killings to reach a certain level before Numbskull can act.

Dausi is a complete failure on serious and sensitive issues. The fact that APM tolerates this former MCP terrorist is proof he probably knows the killings motives

Truth Pains
2 years ago

DPP is involved in these attacks on people with Albinism why it only started in 2014 when the DPP came in power??

During JB term there where no killings on people with Albinism.

We worder why all key suspects are dying b4 they can reveal the real Culprit?? You leave us with many questions than answers.

Dausi must indeed resign as he has demonstrated not to be fit to be a minister.

Kambewa chisale
2 years ago

Yes that is the right move. SEEK ASSYLAM IN UK, CANADA, USA, AUSTRALIA. THEY WILL PROTECT YOU AND YOU WILL ALSO HAVE A CHANCE TO GO TO SCHOOL.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
2 years ago

Kodi Police yathu kufufudza kwake mumapanga bwanji munthu watchulidwa kuti mwana anatenga ndi Buleya & nkhani ikutengeredwa ku court Police isanalodzeredwe komwe kuli mwana wosowayo?

Gerald Mapanga Phiri
Gerald Mapanga Phiri
2 years ago

I agree with them although it’s too painful. Its a good idea Malawi is not safe for them

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
2 years ago

WHO APPOINTED HIM

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
2 years ago

THE MOST STUPID GUY IS THE ONE WHO APPOINTMENT HIM MINISTER! A STIPI FOOL

Stanley Mdala
Stanley Mdala
2 years ago

Dausi is a maddog and stupid person not fit to be a government minister with low educational standards and low iq.
He is morally stupid and doesn’t think before he speaks.
He is an embarrassments to Malawians as a whole.
He represents an incompetent government composed of Mutharika.

Karim Mbava ya Chimwenye.

Its about time that this government be put on the spotlight. They have failed to protect people with Albinism. Dausi is the most useless minister ever. You have just lost our votes on that.

Hadadis
Hadadis
2 years ago

You will seek asylum in Tanzania or Mozambique but not in European countries or USA. Kuthamanga sikufika

Fraser Nyakamela
Fraser Nyakamela
2 years ago
Reply to  Hadadis

They can seek asylum anywhere in the world bambo. Check malamulo a asylum. I know u are worried because if they all go before u hit your target number as per Dausi declaration, you won’t achieve your objective. They can even go to USA, Britain, etc

Chigonapamuhanya
Chigonapamuhanya
2 years ago
Reply to  Hadadis

Mwayamba nsanje

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