Malawi Police arrests 4 over albino murder

Malawi police on Wednesday said they had arrested four people suspected of murdering an albino man five months ago to sell his bones for witchcraft.

Victims of a growing trade in albino body parts.
Victims of a growing trade in albino body parts.

Symon Mukota was abducted from his village at night in December, with police accusing his suspects of killing him, removing his bones and burying his remains in a riverbed.

The four men were arrested on murder charges following a tip-off after “they failed to find a market for the bones,” police spokeswoman Patricia Sipiliyano told state television MBC.

“The four suspects were found with bones believed to be those of an albino who went missing in December,” Sipiliyano said.

Six albinos have been killed since December, according to the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi.

Albinos, who are very pale due to a hereditary genetic condition that causes an absence of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes, are sometimes killed for their body parts in parts of Africa.

Malawi police have been ordered to target criminals who kill albinos to sell their bones for witchcraft.–AFP

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Chimalilo
Chimalilo
6 years ago

Amenewo alandile zilango akuzuza anthu asatulusidwe

S mswayo
6 years ago

Naonso ayenela kuti achotsedwe mafupa amiyendo yao amve mmene ululu wake umamvekela nkuwasiya:

Changa mutuma lundi.
6 years ago

THESE KILLERS MUST ALSO DIE. NO MERCY. LAWYER AMENE AYELEKEZE KUWAYIMIRA AWONA ZOSAWONA.

Rodgers
Rodgers
6 years ago

Suppose the world changed that the albinos became normal as we are and us the normal become albinos, who would love to see his or her son/daughter/brother/sister/mother or father being killed as a business material…?? No body !! For sure if we need justice these criminals should be given a very stiff punishment as long as they are proven guilty of murder beyond reasonable doubt. Holding all other factors constant, capital punishment is the best !!!

Msiska
Msiska
6 years ago

A Khwetemu, ine ndemanga ya a Ndatero ndaimvera mwina. Ine ndinawona kuti ‘anganya’ akuwanenawo ndi gulu la zifwambwa zaamangidwazo, osati mwana wathu anaphedwa muzunzika.

Sam mzunga
6 years ago

Bt why r they killing innocent people? What dd those people does to them? Those criminals must be punished accordingly cos they dd it pepersly.

SOTHINI MBWENU-MBWENU
SOTHINI MBWENU-MBWENU
6 years ago

These are not even suspects, anthu agwidwa ndi mafupa, total evidence is there, but you find in a twist of events, A LAWYER is defending them.
NYASALAND.
Throw them in Shire to be crushed by those very hungry CROCODILES.

Truth spitter
Truth spitter
6 years ago

They worth dying sure!
they’re nothing but children of devil!
Killers have to be killed merciless.

GRM
GRM
6 years ago

I wish Malawi can execute the excess prisoners on death roll. How can we continue feeding such criminals in prison

chatha
6 years ago

Kumanena ngati ndiwe Munthu obadwa ndi anthu. Koma mulungu adzanena mulandu wa anthu onsewo zonse timusiyira munuwake ambuye basi

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