People with albinism say President Mutharika should meet them at vigil

Association of People with Albinism (Apam) has said it is going ahead with its planned vigil at  Kamuzu Palace the official residence of President Peter Mutharika in Lilongwe  to force authorities to look into their security demands and has rejected  two invitations to meet the Head of State before the the vigils slated fro March 6-8.

APAM president Kondowe speaking to reporters: We will hold vigil at State House

Apam president Overtone Kondowe said  the association was asked through presidential aides Hetherwick Ntaba and  Mabvuto Bamusi  to meet President Mutharika for talks but said their membership want to meet the Malawi leader during the vigil so he can get their demands.

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

“What I told them [Ntaba and Bamusi] is that we are already goiung to have vigils at State House from 6 to 8 March 2019. So, if he [the President] wants to meet us , he has to meet us that time,” said Kondowe.

He said the President should meet their entire membershop of over 200 people with albinism that will  storming State House for the vigils.

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.

Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi has discouraged the association from holding the vigil, saying it will not yield anything and that it will “only complicate matters”.

Dausi is on record to have said 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.

Since November 2014, the number of reported crimes against people with albinism in Malawi has risen to 152 cases, including 25 murders and more than 10 people missing, according to Apam.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has said trails surrounding these deaths point to a number of conspiracy theories, all aimed at suffocating the end of justice in the fight against abductions and killing of persons with albinism.

A statement  made available to Nyasa Times signed by HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo, said these deaths [of key suspects] smack of foul-play, adding, it is too tempting to conclude that there are powerful forces orchestrating them.

“Firstly, we strongly believe that these deaths are mafia-like planned and executed just to frustrate investigations that would lead us to alleged markets and lords behind these heinous crimes.

“Secondly, we at HRDC and indeed all well-meaning Malawians are tempted to think that those that we have entrusted with the responsibility of bringing the perpetrators of these inhumane acts are deliberately failing to do their job,” reads the statement.

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CITIZEN
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CITIZEN

IT WOULD BE VERY PARANOID AND ILLOGICAL TO SIT DOWN AND NEGOTIATE WITH THE VERY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BRUTAL AND RIUALISTIC KILLINGS OF THE ALBINOS THEMSELVES.

Mazuba Yalero
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APAM President Kondowe, Malawians are watching what you are doing and this will haunt you in future. We have been following your move with the opposition to frustrate the government but believe you me, you will not be successful with that. You are behind the people that are producing video tapes which are full of nonsense to make people believe that the Albino killing is a direction from above. I tell you, they are only idiots who can believe that. We are quite aware that Albino killing existed from way back in the MCP regime only that people were not… Read more »

Mchacha the Terrorist
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Mchacha the Terrorist

MR. MAZUBA There are times when people simply can no longer tolarate nonsense and stupidity. We have no time for incompetent presidents. The fact that people with albinism were killed during MCP erra does not anyway justify this level of incompetence in DPP government. Malawians are not as shallow minded as you are and you should be ashamed for backing stupidity and mediocrity. We don’t care whether its UDF or PP or MCP or DPP in power as long as a leader fails to protect the very same people he or she presides over that leader is a failure and… Read more »

Central
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Central

@Mchacha the Terrorist, kudos for this message! On the other hand, my observation is that Nepotism’s comment is directed at the bastard calling himself “Mazuba” and not at your comment!
For you to appreciate this, just check the format of this comment I am giving in appreciation of what you’ve said! If you compare the positioning/formarting of the comments you will appreciate that my comment to you is falling under yours, and yet Nepotism’s is in the same line with yours! In short Nepotism I suggest is equally against this bastard “Mazuba”

Nepotism
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I think ur a fool

Mchacha The Terrorist
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Mchacha The Terrorist

@ nepotism

For sure I can’t bring down myself to the level of engaging a bigot like you. We are people in different strata. We therefore operate at two extremely different levels. Size yako ndi achinabangwe 1 , mchacha, chimulirenji et al.

Canada
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Canada

@ nepotism

Get life. Mchacha the terrorist has just said it the way it is. Instead of challenging him with facts basi inu kungitukwanapo. Ana adad kumvensa Chisoni. Shallow wells

John
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John

Ambwana nepotism

Yapweteka nkhani apa. Pepani. Chilungamo chimapweteka.

Day 30
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Day 30

@ Nepotism

Yakuwawatu cadet. Your gogo president palibe chilipo. Panja peni peni

Lilian
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Lilian

You think? You are not sure? Shaa koma ana adad kupepera.

Mphamvu ku wanthu
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Mphamvu ku wanthu

I can tell this writing is coming from one of the killers. A true criminal. All what you can save is the image of the president. You have no respect for humanity, my friend you are wicked. You must be arrested.

CITIZEN
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CITIZEN

DON’T DRAG GOD INTO THIS YOUR POLITICAL SHENANIGANS, PLEASE. FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO.

wakikiki
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wakikiki

INUSO NDE MWAONJEZAA , MPAKA KUMANENA KUTI A KONDOWE ATUMIDWA NDI OPOSITION SHAME ON YOU

Mika Kunda
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Mika Kunda

Meet him at State House please. Let him address issues

BigMan
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BigMan

Yes, he should come and see you at the vigil. He cant just be collecting albino bodyparts like this.

Zwanga
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Zwanga

He can’t just be collecting Albion bodyparts like this.

Duncan
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Ntaba is just a munyamata wopanga organize, it has been revealed..

Noxy
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APAM has lost direction by refusing to meet the very same hand that they want to get help from.Politics is engulfing them and may end up being pawns in the political chess game.

Kapire
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Kapire

To hell with your DPP cadet iwe

Krugger
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Krugger

and what about this leaked UTM WhatsApp conversation that they want to kill another albino in order to tarnish image of government? What if they kill this Kondowe this time?

BigMan
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BigMan

Nice try, but all fingers point to DPP. You are even killing your own cadets in custody to stop them from spilling the beans.

Canada
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@ Noxy
Your president is not good enough. This grandfather of yours is a waste of time . The issue of albino killings has been happening since Mutharika assumed presidency of Malawi. 5 years down the line there is simply nothing from agogo anuwa. APAM is simply fed up with your agogo. Is this difficult for you to understand cadet? .

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

I tthink tikumulelela pa cilolo pitala.
Why kuitana anthuwa ku sanjika, we need action osati kukawapatsa ma envelope mxiiiiii

NotWakanda4Ever
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NotWakanda4Ever

They not taking shit now! Good one please vigil at his state house and let him meet you there! This pumbwa is never serious!! His ana adadi abusing the road traffic act and criminals might even be transferring albino remains in these cars. And cadets might be the one intacited with money to kill albinos if they carry pangas for a mere 5k.

Ndata Albino Auction Floor
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APM should explain what his cadets hide in vehicles with”Ana Agogo” number plates. These vehicles are not stopped by police. They are not searched. What was Buleya fromThyolo doing in Dedza? Who was giving him K800,000? Annie Buleya talked of some “Biggie”. Anthuwa are very superstitious. Chaponda amakayikitsa. Dausi amakayikitsa. Henry Mussa amakayikitsa.

Mabe
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Mabe

Stupid

Nyadaufe
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By asking people with albinism for a meeting, the government is planning to palm-oil them with khaki envelopes in order to silence them. DPP has realised that the issue is very sensitive and it may cost them a percentage of votes.