Malawi police treating Asian disappearance as kidnapping: Criminal gang took Atul Manek in Lilongwe

Malawi police says it is treating the disappearance of Asian national, Atul Maneck, as kidnapping after criminal gang reportedly took him at the entrance of his house in  Area 9 of the capital city Lilongwe.

Criminal gang kidnap Asian in Lilongwe

Police are appealing for information leading to an arrest in the Asian disappearance and his  location.

Abduction of Asians is not common in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest and most aid-dependent countries,  but the country has experienced a spike in violent attacks on people with albinism over the past four years.

In many cases those with albinism are targeted for their body parts to be used in witchcraft.

The genetic hereditary disorder causes a partial or total absence of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes — as a result albinos often experience eye problems and have a heightened risk of skin cancer.

In a June 28 report, rights group Amnesty International said that since November 2014 there have been 148 crimes reported against people with albinism that have claimed at least 21 lives.

Just 30 percent of those attacks have been properly investigated, according to official statistics, with only one murder and one attempted murder case successfully prosecuted.

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Innocent
Innocent
3 years ago

Message to Thabo and Change – You are very small minded and ignorant people. Reading your comments shows how petty your thinking is. You probably blame your lack of success in life on others, you should look at your self in the mirror and figure how you can be part of a successful community rather than being jealous of others who have worked hard to be successful. Come to think of it, you are no way close to a human, you are an animal, how can you not have compassion for another life. You are sick, get some help.

Thabo
3 years ago

It serves them well. They are looting our resources and they go scot free just because they know people in high places. That’s is what happens when people’s plight are turned a blind eye. Please kidnap as many as possible and ask for huge ransom. After all it is our money

Peter Banda
Peter Banda
3 years ago
Reply to  Thabo

Thabo, Maybe someone should kidnap you and someone from your family, see how you feel about that.

Thabo
3 years ago
Reply to  Peter Banda

I don’t think they can. We are all in the same boat. Suffering because of corrupt politicians who are looting together with greedy and racist Indians. PLEASE KIDNAP THEM. DEMAND A GOOD RANASON. TAKE LAW INTO YOUR HANDS. GO GO GO.

Mavuto
Mavuto
3 years ago
Reply to  Thabo

You need to shut up and start working
Stop being lazy and get your ass up
That’s the problem you guys are lazy you want everything for free and do nothingn

Masamba
Masamba
3 years ago
Reply to  Thabo

A very ignorant comment. You do not represent the views of us Malawians

Thabo
3 years ago
Reply to  Masamba

The kidnappers are Malawians,. So may views represent Malawians

Masamba
Masamba
3 years ago
Reply to  Thabo

You represent a minority of small minded people. Some of these people have helped us grow. People like you will be the downfall of Malawi

Khembo
Khembo
3 years ago
Reply to  Thabo

Let’s hope that he is found alive and the criminals are behind bars …..

Change
Change
3 years ago
Reply to  Thabo

I second you Thabo. These Asian thieves have been exploiting this country since the advent of democracy. Let the criminals kidnap more indeed. Malawians have been taken for granted for too long.

Masamba
Masamba
3 years ago
Reply to  Change

Very disappointing to see ignorant comments like these. People like you will be the downfall of our beautiful country

Anono
Anono
3 years ago
Reply to  Change

We work hard and smart
You guys don’t you want free things
Don’t be jelous Asian have money
Coz we work
Unlike you guys lazy and chat shit
Wake up
This is 21 St centrury
Get over this is your conutry
We have contributed toooo stupid

Tutu
Tutu
3 years ago
Reply to  Thabo

Don’t be a fool. The don’t take our resources, they use them. Maybe instead of you looking at them making a profit from said resources, you could start using them to develop you and your country. Your views towards a kidnapping is being clouded by your jelousy towards a certain group of people you seem to have personal issues with. A man has been abducted in one of the peace counties in Africa; skin colour, rich or poor, healthy or not, he needs to be found and returned to his family.

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
3 years ago

Kalanga ine! This is a new phenomenon in our country; and soon we will be on the path of Kenya, where kidnappings like these, on rich people of all races, are a weekly occurrence. Asa. But unlike Kenya, where western investors seem to ignore the great insecurity (really bad, like, purses are cut by thieves from women’s shoulders on Nairobi streets, in broad day light), Malawi won’t be so lucky. Just another reason for investors to diss and shun us. Ours is a very small country, and criminals are not very sophisticated; so we expect the them to be caught… Read more »

naphili
naphili
3 years ago
Reply to  Mwananyanian

Is he asian or albino or are the two connected? Not clear.

tuntufye
tuntufye
3 years ago
Reply to  Mwananyanian

its possible another asian arranged this! remember the daylight murder of some asian lady arranged by an inlaw over deceased property?

bruced
bruced
3 years ago
Reply to  Mwananyanian

what’s the connection between this asian and albino ?

Lute
Lute
3 years ago
Reply to  bruced

Ndifunsirenkoni abale

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