Minister Dausi irks people with albinism: Apam pulls out of presidential task force

The Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) has pulled out of presidential task force on people with albinism membership after Homeland Security minister Nicholas Dausi said  the resurgent attackshas not yet reached crisis levels.

Dausi: Some of the victims are betrayed by their own families

Dausi said the attacks on people with albinism has not reached crisis levels to call for    vigil at State House to force authorities to look into their security demands or people with albinism to seek asylum in foreign countries.

He said what complicates the matter is that some of the victims are betrayed by their own families or relations.

The Homeland Security minister said this in the presence of Information minister Henry Mussa and the chairperson of presidential task force on people with albinism Hetherwick Ntaba at a news conference.

But Apam president Overtone Kondowe has described the remarks by Dausi as  childish and insensitive.

“This is a careless public statement,” said Kondowe.

“There is no security of people with albinism in the country. The statement is a clear indication that the government is not serious in protecting people with albinism,”  he added.

Public Affairs Committee and Human Rights Defenders Coalition have condemned the statement by Dausi.

In a separate interview, Dausi said the decision by Apam has been done on haste.

“They should rescind their decision to pull out their membership from the presidential task force. We are open to discussion. Let contact and dialogue take centre stage,” Dausi said.

The people with albinism are set to hold vigil at Kamuzu palace from March 3 for three days.

Kondowe said the association is tired of government’s insignificant efforts in fighting attacks  on people with albinism, adding it is high time government addressed their security concerns.

The association has also urged Malawians to vote wisely in the coming elections to make a difference, saying the polls present an opportunity for the people to make the country a better place for everyone.

Kondowe said if the vigils do not yield results, Apam will demand that Malawi be declared an unsafe zone and they will seek help so that  people with albinism seek asylum in other countries.

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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

A Dausitu mukutidabwitsa. Atakhala kuti waphedwa ndi mwana wanu . Can you say it has not reached alarming levels? or are you part of the beneficiaries?

CITIZEN
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CITIZEN

I hate this guy since DayOne

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DAUSI DAUSI DAUSI
THIS MAN IS THE ONE WHO DID MANY EVIL THINGS IN MCP
AMAFUNA ADZIWONEKA NGATI WOCHENJERA , AMAFUNANSO ADZIWONEKA NGATI WOCHEZA, WATCH OUT BRIAN BANDA
MUNTHU WOYIPATU UYU

VITU
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VITU

NOT YET AT CRISIS LEVEL ? HONOURABLE MINISTER BE HUMAN, KUMALIRO A MUNTHU MMODZI KUMAPITA ANTHU AMBIRI KUKALIRA NAWO
EVEN THOSE WHO ARE NOT RELATED TO THE DECEASED, NDE MUZITI IT IS NOT YET CRISIS LEVEL .

IF IT HAPPENED THAT YOU HAVE AN ALBINO CHILD AND HE/SHE HAD BEEN BARBARICALLY AND BRUTALLY MURDERED, WOULD YOU STILL SAY IT IS NOT YET A CRISIS ?
THERE IS GOD IN HEAVEN .

Mulisya Muwemi
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Let us all treat this Albino killing with sober minds. Nobody of us is interested to hear that this killing continues except the perpetrators themselves. If we all want to put this to an end, what is wrong with us to give advise to our police officers clues as regards to what they can do to put this to an end? We have seen that the police officers and the government are doing their best to arrest the offenders with some sophisticated images who we did not believe they could be in the system, including the Catholic Father, Healthy Worker… Read more »

CHIPYELERO
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CHIPYELERO

Hon Dausi should put himself in the shoes of the albinos and then digest his careless and insensitive statement.

DAVIE C MAKAWA
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how does the involvement of relatives have to tamper with the law?

CITIZEN
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CITIZEN

PITALA IS THE SOLE BUYER OF THESE ALBINO PARTS.CASE CLOSED.

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
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Anzelu ndi Anzelu

It seems these albino killing cases are very complicated. The father of Goodson aided the kidnapping of his step son for money. APAM is led by a dumwit who is an opposition puppet. Why are they politicizing the whole issue instead of mobilizing all stakeholders to address this multi-lateral problem? Secondly, aChakwera with his phony accent says he will end albino killings within a month in office. How naive and myopic can any one be. Really? Does he know who is killing albinos and what their modus operandi is? I can tell you now that this issue is a new… Read more »

Tai
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Tai

This shows that you are a DPP member and you are going out of context of all this thing. 1. Your Dausi says the killing is not enough yet. We should wait for more. Is that humane from the top government official? Are you agreeing with him? 2. Magufuli has managed to handle the killers, what is our problem here? Is it Dousi or you? or who? 3. Possibly the death of this primary suspect is an endevour to continue keeping secret of where the market is.. I believe the top man in the government has powers to summon security… Read more »

koto
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koto

if apm commands that anyone found guilty be killed one day we will find that many of those to be killed are relative to the victims.