Malawi teacher pleads guilty of selling albino girl, remanded to prison

Mzuzu Principal Resident Magistrate has adjourned to September 22 2015 hearing of a case in which a primary school teacher Phillip Ngulube  is accused of  attempting to sell a person with albinism.

Victims of a growing trade in albino body parts.

Victims of a growing trade in albino body parts.

The court has heard that Prosecutors from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) assigned to handle such cases were in Karonga for similar duties.

The 21 year old Ngulube who was working at Mongo Primary School in Mzimba district was arrested Monday and on Tuesday he pleaded guilty to the charge of an attempt to commit the felony Contrary to Section 402 of the Penal Code.

Nyasa Times understands that Ngulube was in love affair with the victim but approached a Mzuzu-based Tanzanian National that he had a person with albinism up for grabs at a K6 million price tag.

Northern Region Police Publicist Maurice Chapola disclosed that the deal back fired as the potential buyer reported the matter to police who laid an ambush and arrested the suspect.

At the court, Magistrate Gladys Gondwe said the suspect should be remanded at Mzuzu Prison.

She did not entertain his plea that he should be allowed to remain in police  cell because he suffers from epilepsy and feared the condition might worsen in prison cell.

Malawi has of late witnessed rising incidents of violence against people with albinism, a situation which prompted Government to appoint the Directorate of Public Prosecution to assist the Malawi Police Service to deal with such cases following the public outcry.

Traditional leaders have condemned the act along with religious leaders, with some calling for shoot to kill on the accused.

Ngulube hails from Mtambo vilage in the area of traditional authority Timbiri in Nkhata Bay.

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L. Bamus

Mpaneni Kolapitsa Devoyo.


Ameneyu ndi nkhumbadi. Waonatu mswahiri ndi shasha wakakuneneza ku police ataona kuti zimuvuta kumupha kwake albinoyu. Nayenso mswahiri apanidwe. Nkhumbayo inamuziwa bwanji mu tanzaniyo kuti akamutsatse albino? 6 million?? Umafuna ulemele pogulitsa mwana wa weni?

c chitimbe

he deserve to be hunged

c chitimbe

what he has done is in human he deserve to be punished accordingly


so sad, we are 1,


Mulungu akukuonani simunabisale kwa iye.


The most effective way to end this is to banish all witch doctors/kaya mumati African healers whether analembetsa kuti azipanga usung’anga kuboma oor not they should not practice in this country. asinga’anga aula obwebweta musawalole akhale ndi moyo ndi amene amyambitsa za zizimbatu

mduduzi nyanda

whip this idiot real real hard, Your Worship. he deserves a real good punishment!!!!


Sirrrrrr. Good morning children. Don’t harass people with Albinism. They are our brothers and sisters. Are we together class? Pupils;- Sirrrr! Today a Primary School Teacher pleas guilty for attempting to sell an albunic lover. God forbid. ODL product.


this teacher he is absolutely sick

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