Malawi Albino attacks: Boy hacked in Phalombe

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A 17 year old boy with albinism has been hospitalized at Holy Family Mission Hospital after being severely hacked by unknown assailants.

Phalombe Police Public Relations Officer, Sub-Inspector Augustus Nkhwazi confirmed the incident. According to the Police Publicist, the victim, identified as Alfred Chikalo of Mnasi Village T/A Mkhumba in Phalombe, was attacked on the night of Sunday 29th November, 2015 around 11 PM while he was fast asleep and was rescued by well-wishers when he cried for help.

police“Alfred Chikalo was fast asleep in his house alone when unknown thugs broke into the house with panga knives and started hacking him. The victim cried out for help and well wishers rushed to rescue him from the attackers.

“It was upon seeing the people who were alarmed by the cries of the victim that the thugs started running away,” said Nkhwazi.

Police rushed to the scene when alerted and they found the victim in a pool of blood and before rushing with him to Phalombe Health Centre for treatment.

Meanwhile, Chikalo has been referred to Holly Family Mission Hospital where he is receiving treatment.

Nkhwazi said: “The victim sustained deep stab wounds in the head, both arms and on the upper part of the left leg.”

According to the victims’ grandmother, Lydia Petulo, the victim was putting up in a separate house (gowelo) when the incident happened.

Meanwhile, Police have instituted an investigation into the matter and a case of unlawful wounding has been opened.

The motive behind the attack is yet to be established.

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23 Comments

  1. Koma kumalawi kwatani? Inu mungalemere chifukwa chogulisa munthu? Shame. Muzakhalabe osauka mpaka kale

  2. All dis happening it tell me ,am near by home,JESUS IS COMING SOON. If anyone is to be killed wth de sword,wth the sword he wl be killed. Dis calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.

  3. Kodi anthu inu kapena simumakhulupilira kuti Mulungu azalanga omuchimwira. Mukalemera lero ndi kumwalira mawa mupindulanji? Kapena mumaganiza kuti awa akumwalirawa anayenera kutero basi? Mukamaika maliro mumaona ngati inu ntchito yanu ndikuika ena basi? Simuziwa kuti mawa ena azaika ife? Mukulimba ntima chonchi bwanji? Muzayankha chani kwa Mulungu? Ganizani mozama za moyo ulinkuzawo ukufunanso inu chonde. Mafanowatu akupembezedwa mosiyanasiyana. Amalawi akuchita chilichonse chipa koma bola apeze ndalama. Kuba, kapha, kukhulupirira asing’anga, kukhwima, kukawa. Samalani abale anga mwa ambuye.

  4. stiff punishment r needed 2 such knd of ppo,,zaka 6 nduona ngat zochepa or kuwapatsa 15 or even 20 yrs in jail wth hard labour

  5. Chifukwa cha zaka zochepa zomwe mukuwapatsa akagwidwidwa, hw cn yu charge 6 yrs imprisonment for someone who has killed our albinism brother? You are the ones (gudges) promoting this shit.

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