Ntaba dismisses albino killing allegation without evidence: ‘I won’t resign’

Presidential aide  and National Task Force Committee on People with Albinism chairperson Hetherwick Ntaba has snubbed calls from Persons with albinism (PWAs) body for him to resign from his position following allegations that he was involved in the killing of people with albinism.

Ntaba (Left) says he cannot resign over baseless allegations

President for Association of People with Albinism Ian Simbota and the association’s coordinator made separate calls for Ntaba to resign following the allegations.

But Ntaba has described the allegations as baseless.

“I see no reason for me to resign. This is a baseless allegation made by one suspect in court. This allegation is without evidence, there is no proof whatsoever,” he said.

But Simbota said the allegations are very strong and have dented the image of Ntaba whom he said has no choice but resign from his position as chairperson of presidential committee tasked with protecting Malawians living with albinism.

Alfred Yohane, one of the suspect in the murder of person with albinism MacDonald Masambuka, told the High Court in Zomba that he and 14 others killed Masambuka on orders from Ntaba and other top government officials.

Masambuka, 22, a person with albinism, is believed to have been murdered in Machinga and the body was found buried on April 1 2018, after he was reported missing in March the same year.

The case has stalled.

Malawi, one of the world’s poorest and most aid-dependent countries, has experienced a surge in violent attacks on people with albinism over the past four years.

In many cases, those with albinism are targeted for their body parts to be used in witchcraft.

Albinism, a genetic disorder, causes a partial or total absence of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes.

As a result, many albinos often experience eye problems and have a heightened risk of skin cancer.

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BigMan
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BigMan

Th tragedy of Malawi, nobody has the ethical fortitude to resign. Resigning doesn’t mean you are guilty, it just means some of the people you are supposed to serve don’t have confidence in you and hence you won’t competently serve them. Its like commissioners insisting to stay on at MEC when the contenders don’t trust them! I guess its all about their personal benefits.

Robson S Mwambira
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Robson S Mwambira

There’s no way Ntaba could accept these strong and deadly accusation untill he faces a bullet!!!!!!

Chaponda Team Mk145
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Chaponda Team Mk145

koma yaaaaaaa ma I WILL NOT RESIGN nde eeee pena paliponse

Cashgate1
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Cashgate1

What’s wrong in Malawi where everyone is refusing to resign despite a questionable character display? Kutengela ADAD? Strange leadership……. otherwise he needed to be order to resign by HE. But like I said nawonso Ali momwemwo! ndiye aaagh zovutA.

Amuna Kudambo
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Amuna Kudambo

Ask Jane Ansah, Ntaba, Namathanga, the big Kahuna himself. The word “resign” doesn’t exist in thier dictionaries.

Makungwa
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Makungwa

Koma ku DPP mavuto aliko enanso ndi awa akukana kutula pansi udindo akuti umboni pamene munthu amene anagwidwa ndi ziwalo zawanthu a chi albino yo anawaulula kale, Kodi chimene mukukakamilila kutula pansi ma udindo amenewa munakhalilamo ziwalo zawanthu osalakwawa bwanji anthu inu. Ena ndi awa, Awanso a mec Mmmmm Kaya .

Mina
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Mina

Among all the people in Malawi let’s say 18 millions of people the name Heatherwick Ntaba at forefront and other DPP government officials then someone is saying I need evidence , the evidence is the one of the people you sent to kill them the albinos.

mabusa
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mabusa

Why everyone in Malawi says no if asked to resign. In other countries on the same continent do resign if asked to

BABA
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Where is the evidence he killed anyone?? Mphekesela za Mcp is proof???

Tonse3
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Tonse3

HIS NAME WAS MENTIONED BY A WITNESS IN COURT, SO WHAT EVIDENCE DO YOU WANT?

Mwini muzi.
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Mwini muzi.

Even if his name was mentioned, there was need to strongly cross examine him to see if there was credibility in what he said. This is the period of fake news and any allegations must be proved beyond reasonable doubt.

Ntaba the great
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Ntaba the great

Enanso ndi awa

James Banda
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James Banda

Jane Ansah has taught Malawians that its possible to be arrogant and not resign from you position even if there is evidence that you are not fit for “purpose” Ntaba, Jappie, Bottom man are all following that Jane has done. NDIZOTHEKA,

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