Priest, others found with ‘case to answer’ in murder of Masambuka person with albinism 

The High Court in Zomba has ruled that Catholic priest, Father Thomas Muhosha, and other  11 suspects  have a case to answer in connection with the death of Macdonald Masambuka, a 22-year-old person with albinism in Machinga.

12 suspects in McDonald Masambuka’s case

Masambuka’s body was found buried in a garden weeks after he had gone missing on March 9.

The priest is among 12 accused persons, including villagers suspected to have strangled their peer, a clinician said to have offered to buy dry bones and a police officer allegedly connected to buyers of body parts at the centre of the illegal trade in human parts he was supposed to stop.

Making a ruling in Zomba, Judge Zione Ntaba said all the suspects have a case to answer and will need to enter defence.

All the dozen in the dock deny the accusations, save for Alfred Yohane.

Ntaba has been hearing State evidence in which it is alleged that Yohane and his suspected  accomplices engaged police officer Chikondi Chileka, who allegedly contacted Muhosha to buy the bones after clinician Lumbani Kamanga bizarrely refused to purchase them at the 11th hour.

As the deceased’s family seeks justice in anticipation for closure, the State, led by Dr Steve Kalua, was optimistic that they will secure some convictions.

Justice Ntaba has since adjourned the matter for March 5 to 8 for the accused to enter defence.

Recently, Minister of Information and Communications Technology Henry Mussa said government is committed to handling court cases related to the abduction and killing of persons with albinism as it works to find the lasting solution.

In June 2018, Amnesty International urged for an overhaul in the country’s criminal justice system to protect people with albinism.

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napenyako
napenyako
1 year ago

Prison warder yo dzina lake ndi ndani? Akuoneka kuti amatha ntchitotu

North nyasa
1 year ago

Me sure I was top suspect of human body parts trader .This was a common thought among many poor masses. When my business was very prosperous. I used to be very busy.Travelling up and down well known among the poor.Let me disclose this! When people suspect you that you deal in human body parts .To those who suspect and allege ,they feel it real and approach you whole heartedly .Now if you realise that the people actually believe the allegations you become total depressed. In my life people could actually phone to advertise albino bornes,human genitals.Fortunately they were not caught… Read more »

Fingo
Fingo
1 year ago
Reply to  North nyasa

You could just have kept quiet mukunena zosamveka nkomwe

Mtumbuka weniweni
Mtumbuka weniweni
1 year ago

This church of ours?? Eish now I believe it’s rubbish. Am planning to change temples

kachamba
kachamba
1 year ago

Try the pentcost ones the Catholic is full of evil people be at office or anywhere Catholics are cruel and greedy go to semineries boys are tortured and punished without proper reasons

Heavyduty
Heavyduty
1 year ago

Kodi tu a Katolikawa nkukhala kwawo, chitani google mupeza amene anapha William Tyndale, John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, Galileo Galilei etc etc. Anali a Katolika wa. Nanga genocide pa Rwanda pompa tchalitchi chake chinali chiti? Si a Katolika omwewa, nde lero mukudabwa chani ndi wa nsembe yu. Actually one am quite convinced kuti sali yekha Muhosha. Tchalitchi ichi ndi chonukha kwambiri guys. Mudzachidziwa mochedwa.

Proudly Catholic.
1 year ago
Reply to  Heavyduty

Fr. Muhosha is not Catholic church. Fr. Muhosha is an individual like anybody else. Likewise the other 11 involved in this heinous act belong yo other churches so you can not point to such churches that they were involved in the murder of Masambuka. So please when commenting on such topics let’s be careful with our biased thinking. I rest my case.

Banj
1 year ago

ALL THESE ALBINO KILLERS –BLOOD SUCKERS ARE PRIESTS –BISHOPS — UDF ; DPP

Achiswe
1 year ago

Justice delayed is justice denied. This extremely important issue demands speedy attention, so that everyone can see that the government is serious about putting an end to this barbaric practice.

Zeleza Nadi
1 year ago

This means we know the source of Albino killings because we have seen the buyer to be the Catholic Priest. Our Bishop, can you please tell us what is happening in the church when you people are buying the bones of Albinos? Or if you don’t have enough information on this, can you assist the Malawi nation by personally interview your own Priest to find out what exactly is the case. We rely on you because you can use your Bible, without force or beating of the suspect, he will be able to reveal everything. If you will not assist… Read more »

Aka
Aka
1 year ago

So this Catholic Muhosha may be a victim of a failed trade business in body parts. Reveal more. It appears Mc Donald was murdered by Yohane and other relatives not necessarily this Catholic minister as we were made to believe.

Ras
Ras
1 year ago

You can as well sentence them before the hearing. Guilty by public opinion. USELESS BASTARDS!

Makwinja
Makwinja
1 year ago

Why that delay,March is too far.Please these cases are supposed not to take alot of time.Almost one year dealing with one case.Please courts assist us.
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