Mulanje South MP Bon Kalindo has dug himself in trenches on front line ready to fight human rights activists who do not want the government to invoke the death penalty, saying he will fight them until his last drop of blood.
Kalindo, sounding emotional and angry, said rights activist Timothy Mtambo and his colleagues should go and get back the petition they presented to parliament on the protection of people with albinism if they do not want to endorse death penalty for the killers of people with albinism.
“It is very surprising that Mr. Mtambo is defending the rights of the killers of people with albinism instead of defending the rights of the people with albinism. We, as parliamentarians, the representatives of the people, want to safeguard and protect the lives and rights of people with albinism,” said Kalindo.
Kalindo’s outbursts follow Mtambo’s views that unleashing the death penalty on killers of the people with albinism would not solve the problem as any living person, whether a suspect or a convict, has a right to life according to the Republican Constitution.
The MP-cum-comedian threatened in parliament of unspecified action should the state fail to endorse death penalty for all those convicted of killing persons with albinism.
“We do not need science and chemistry to know that these killers should face death penalty. They should e killed, no question about it,” he said.
Chairperson of Association of Persons with Albinism said existing laws would deal with the problem.