MP claims 15 files on people with albinism killings go missing
Machinga East Member of Parliament Esther Jolobala has claimed 15 case files involving killings of people with albinism killings has gone missing.
Speaking in parliament on Thursday, Jolobala said the missing of the case files meant the murder cases could not be continued in courts.
She therefore said the conduct of the police on the matter was suspicious.
However, Minister of Home Affairs Cecelia Chadzama said the allegations were baseless.
“Let her bring the evidence here that the case files have gone missing,” she said.
She said the police are working tirelessly to bring to an end the killings of people with albinism.
Meanwhile police say they have arrested 27 suspects in the murder of Masambuka from Machinga.
Malawian albinos claim they are targeted because locals believe they have ‘healing’ powers ad their limbs can bring luck.
Last year Amnesty International said: ‘The macabre trade is also fuelled by a belief that bones of people with albinism contain gold,’ noting another belief is that sex with a person with albinism can cure HIV.
These incidences fuel the belief that high-powered politicians are heavily invested in albino killings. Our Police and investigators are all on DPP’s payroll so no chance there that the files will be found. Why is Malawi still on paper dockets. Sensitive dockets should either be locked away in a safe or digitised and protected. Of course these control measures would be detrimental to DPP so you’ll sit with a manual system because it is convenient for the ruling party.
If our MPs are worthy the salt they would have supported the Minister to have this MP bring the evidence. That would have been the only way to stop such acts of deliberately destroying evidence case files by police and court clerks. It happens. Its real.
Evidence of the missing files? Why as Minister don’t you ask for those files to be verified by you and see if they are available. We are too casual in handling issue and things will not change. Unfortunately combination ya Umbava, Uchigawenga and Madala team is letting Malawians down.
The way this governing handles this issue is questionable. One person cannot be killed by 27 people.
This is a good observation. One person can not be killed by 27 people. This is a wild chase. Mukungo manga anthu osalakwa eni game olemerawo mukuwasiya dala.
Whatever the case, things are not adding up. You say over twenty people have been arrested, ok, but what is the conclusion? It is not wise to simply remand suspects! This is why most of us fault the government that some key and top officials may be plying this trade. Shame!
WHERE ARE THE SUSPECTS ??
AT HOME OR IN PRISON ??
OUR CONSTITUTION DOESNT RECOGNISE WITCHCRAFT SO IS THIS NOT WITCHCRAFT ? ?
PROBLEM IS THAT THIS SHAMEFUL TRADE IS AN ISSUE OF BIG /RICH