MCP tells Minister Dausi to resign over albinism ‘crass’ remarks

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has told Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Daus to apologize and resign from his position following his remarks that attacks on people with albinism has not reached crisis levels.

Dausi: Accused of making careless remarks on albino killings

Dausi said at a news conference this week that the attacks on persons with albinism were yet to get to levels where they should hold vigils at State House or seek asylum in other countries.

A video clip with Dausi remarks has gone viral on social media attracting wrath of many Malawians.

Dausi said: “When they say they want to seek asylum elsewhere, do they want to insult government? Seriously? If they [Apam] are listening to us, will they insult government? These are things coming from homes where parents are selling their biological kids and they say we are facing challenges here?

“Even if there could be a country with tight security, but if a mother is selling her own child, a young man is selling his uncle right in the homes where there is supposed to be tight security. Now they say they want to march to State House, what will they be marching for?”

But MCP spokesperson Reverend Maurice Munthali said the remarks by Dausi were irresponsible, childish and careless.

“Honourable Dausi does not fit to be a Cabinet minister, especially of Homeland Security. He needs to apologize to the people with albinism and then resign. This is embarrassing,” Munthali told Nyasa Times.

Dausi  said his remarks were not meant to belittle persons with albinism and  insisted that the issue was being politicised.

This comes barely a day after key subject in the abduction of the 14 year old boy with albinism suspect  died in police custody raised suspicion in the way the government is handling the matter.

The Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) has  also not taken the minister’s sentiments kindly, arguing that Dausi demonstrated a lack of seriousness in fulfilling duties and responsibility to protect persons with albinism.

Apam plans to hold a three-day vigil from March 6 to 8 2019 at Kamuzu Palace. The vigil is scheduled to be preceded by a solidarity march from Lilongwe Community Centre ground through Parliament Building to Kamuzu Palace where they will present a petition to the President.

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ANGAYI
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ANGAYI

Malawians who are merciless on Albinos will soon face the wrath of God who is their Creator.Kodi mukati ma albino alipo 15000 okha,does it mean they should die in manmade deaths?Guilt conscious should kill you whereever you are.Dont make fun of this issue by writting unnecessary and useless comments.

Mazuba Yalero
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MCP please don’t waste your time asking somebody to resign. At least we see your friends are reacting to all atrocities that are happening now to Albinos. We have seen that every time an Albino has been killed, the perpetrators are arrested just waiting the courts to do their job. MCP never, ever, even at once, did this. Albinos were killed during your leadership, did you arrest any person because of that? Or did you allow people to say anything regarding Albino killings? Albinos aside, there was this massive killing of Gadama, Chiwanga and the like, did you arrest anybody… Read more »

Undidziwanso
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Undidziwanso

Is this the MCP that killed those people you have mentioned,dont just comment for the sake of commenting za umbuli basi

Mebo
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Mebo

Uyu ndi wamisala why you can like fiti.dausi nayose fiti yotha matayala akulakhula ngati usuta chamba zikuwawa koma

joseph Banda
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joseph Banda

Ko’ ANTHUNI OCHITA RESIGN AKHALE CHAKWERA APA. Mwatani Achibale

Shameon dpp
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Shameon dpp

Munthu wamkulu wolankhula mopusa. Killing innocent people even taking one life that a crisis. You want all Albinos to be killed then you and your leader will call it crisis. Why did your leader send people to Tanzania to learn how to protect Albinos? Was is just to fool us? DPP you are responsible for killing Albinos. This is not politicizing the issue. Its not careless talking but it just comfirms how evil and barbaric DPP is. Your leader cannot even come out to conderm your stupid words because he is in agreement with you. MALAWIANS OPEN YOUR EYES. DPP… Read more »

ndangodutsamo
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I feel for Dausi, he is simply used. APM uses him to cover his dirty games. Remember the k145million, a Dausi samazidziwa ndikomwe but was used to defend APM. As Dpp they cannot even produce minutes of the meetings where they discussed the k145m, they did not know anything about it neither did they instruc t APM to open the account and become a sole signatory. Koma aDausi making press conference nkumati ” ife a DPP taganiza kuti ndalama zimenezi tibweze” Kuwafusa kuti ndalama zobwezazo muzitenga kuti because the account is frozen ? a Dausi “go” kukanika kuyankha. Mwadya zambiri… Read more »

AKA
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AKA

All you stupid , foolish and non senseless idiots who are backing Dausi for hes evil remarks are one, you must know that Almighty God is watching everything you are doing in this country. One day you will be answerable before God for the evil acts you are committing. It is impossible for you people to go unpunished.

Wachiona Ndani
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Wachiona Ndani

To salvage the tattered reputation of the DPP, APM should demonstrate that he has got the balls of a real leader; he should fire Dausi immediately.

Nyadaufe
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If parents are selling their biological children in our country what does that tell you Dausi?

Anusye tulongane
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Anusye tulongane

It tells Dausi that albino murders haven’t reached crisis level.

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

The Dausi style, every criticism right or wrong is being ‘ politicised’

Nzeru Zanga
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APAM President Kondowe is showing us that he is being used by opposition leaders to frustrate the current regime. In my understanding, Albino killing started long time back even before I was born. I remember when I was young, I used to hear that Albinos don’t die, when time reaches, they just miss. This clearly shows that the system of killing Albinos started way back during MCP regime. However, during one party system of Government, one could not come in the open to say this is happening and has reached its crisis, you will be considered a dissident. Having said… Read more »

Graham
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Graham

One of the albino killers comments. Mbuzi

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

Thank you my brother, at least there are some people out there who are looking at this politicized albino issue from my point of view. To be honest after seeing some albino individuals at MCP rallies being given a chance to speak trash about the government, i no longer feel sorry for them. Kondowe is receiving money and put it in his pocket while his brothers and sisters are being killed and abducted out there, shame on him and i can surely say,he knows something. Anyway i’m not worried about this whole thing though, for there’s only 15000 albinos in… Read more »

Nkotakota mtalamo
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Nkotakota mtalamo

Paja inu a jj mbewe the pathfinder
Mmutu mwanu mmayendela mamina

MALAWIAN
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MALAWIAN

LOVE YOUR PATY ENOUGH TO KNOW WHAT TO COMMENT.MY SISTER IS AN ALBINO AND I DONT TAKE YOUR REMARKS KINDLY.WATCH UR WORDS

ANALYST
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ANALYST

Iwenso Pathfinder demeti

ZINGALUME
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ZINGALUME

Abwana anapezeka mmodzi oti atipatse umboni okwanira ndi amene mwaphayu ku area 3, ndiye mukuti Dausi should stick to his comment, be serious my brother, if youre part of these murders please leave us alone we should mourn until 21 may.

REGISTERED VOTER
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REGISTERED VOTER

RUBBISH… We are talking about peoples security here not HISTORY.. TO HELL WITH YOUR HISTORY

Jumani Jumani
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Jumani Jumani

The first albino was killed in 2016 , that is after DPP came into power

HUUU
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HUUU

Point of correction kale amasowa during Malawi Crocodile Party

ANALYST
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ANALYST

Demeti zako!

Shaaaaaa
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Shaaaaaa

This is comment from PWA killer

kubisa
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senseless & useless man

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