Malawi police rescue abducted girl with albinism, 3 people arrested

Malawi police in Blantyre have rescued a girl with albinism Linda Mazanjo, 21 who was abducted  on Thursday last week in the district.

The girl was reported missing on July 26 and police found her in  house at Bvumbwe Trading Centre in Thyolo, fit and well, Chilenga police officer-in-charge Chrissy Mwale said.

Mwale said Mazanjo from Chilaweni, Traditional Authority (T/A) Machinjiri in Blantyre, was being kept by the man who abducted her  with another girl, 13, without albinism.

Police have since arrested three people in connection with Mazanjo’s abduction.

Association of People with Albinism (Apam) president Overstone Kondowe  commended police for rescuing the girl and arresting the suspects.

Kondowe bemoaned the slow pace by the court in concluding murder cases to do with the killings of people with albinism.

He added: “A lot of murder cases some dating back to 2014 have not been concluded up to now. This is why we have been asking for an ad-hoc court to deal with these issues. Even the committee that the president (President Peter Mutharika) instituted to look into the matter hasn’t met since January this year.

“The country’s image has been damaged; everywhere we go people talk of Malawi as a country that kills people with albinism. It seems the whole nation has no clue on how to deal with this issue hence the continued attacks and killings.”

 

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Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

It’s really shameful and sad indeed this is 21st Century why barbarism????

Hetherwick
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Hetherwick

THE GIRL WAS FOUND IN THYOLO??

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Crime in Malawi has reached a tipping point to the extent that the only way the government can stop albino killings or abductions is to allow the army to kill/shoot publicly those found guilty of the offense. Do it the Durtete way (President of Phillipines). These criminals are becoming daring so dare them back.

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

We need to pass a law forbidding people to practice as herbalists or witch doctors without a licence. Most of these uncertified witch doctors are the ones poisoning the minds of lazy Malawians to think that the quickest way to riches is through the sale of human parts. It is a disappointment that these shallow-minded people cannot pause for a second and ask themselves, “Why are these bogus herbalists so poor if they possess the means to get rich or what did the rich people like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Simbi Phiri do to get rich?” There are only… Read more »

Aluya
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Aluya

Are you telling me state has no solution to this problem? Winiko had a solution but u ignored him

Harry
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Harry

Death by firing squad for all perpetrators of this barbaric crime !! This is in-humane and un-acceptable !!

One Malawi
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So disgusting, what do u want from fellow human beings?

Please get a life and stop this barbaric behaviour .
I wish I was not born in Malawi , mkutipatsa manyadzi zomapha azanu eish!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Educate yourself plz , it’s only the way to change your life to the better.

LEGO
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So of the DPP officials are also part of it including the high ranks policemen/women so it will be very hard to curb the vice

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