Herbalists’ body trashes proposal to ban traditional doctors

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The Herbalist Council of Malawi says banning traditional doctors in the country cannot end attacks on people with albinism.

The development follows suggestions that traditional doctors should be banned as one way of ending the barbaric acts in Malawi that have left people with albinism living in fear.

The attacks follow a false myth that albino parts can bring luck monetary wise, with the herbalists taking part in preparing charms.

African-medicineReacting to the development, Herbalists Council of Malawi General Secretary Robins Zanizo said they are not behind the killings arguing that those perpetrating the malpractice are not traditional doctors.

“Most Malawians believe in traditional medicine because there are some disease that cannot be cured with medication from hospitals. I think banning traditional doctors will not solve the problem,” said Zanizo.

Zanizo added that the council is to work hand in hand with government to ensure perpetrators are brought into book.

The song of killing people living with albinism has been echoing in Malawians’ ears for more than two years despite authorities speaking tough against the malpractice.

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  1. Kuno south Africa boma lilibe mphamvu ngakhaleso apolice zikamachitika ngakhale mfolena aziphedwa saoneka amabwera zikatha kuzatenga malirowo basi amalawi mantha chotsani osaopa boma kapena apolice ayi

  2. Kungoyambira boma anthu nonse ndinu zitsiru anthu kumatha inu mukungo ona ndimaso mumaopa chiyani boma simulungu kodi muthu akapha munthu mzake ayenera kuphedwa koma kupita naye kupolice a police ndiye zitsiru zotheratu ndukuuza kuyambiravl lero kugwira wakuba muthanenaye nokha chifukwa zinthu zikuonongekazo ndizanu osati zaboma kapena zaapolice aaaa mukatero dziko lidzayenda bwino

  3. Mmmmm the problem is our GVT they knw something about this, nde incase pakazapezeka program yopha asing’inga mmmmm sinzayi joiner imeneyo.

  4. The Gov of Malawi is responsible 4 killings of albino people and witchcraft in Malawi becoz it declared zat there is no witchcrat so now why it is banning African witchdoctors? It is contradicting itself .Witchcraft is in alarming rate since the adoption of zat bill let the albino people be killed like chickens because it is behind witchcraft practices

  5. Nanga boma likuchitapo chiyani pa khaniyi wika akazango pezeka bali ya kwanthu ochita izi ndizaphelatu ndizawone kuti boma kuti lizakamba chani

  6. The sing’angas are skilled poeple skilled in natural medicinal products who deliver them at a cheaper price but we undermine them. When the Chinise bring their plant derived drugs nor when the Europeana and Americans come to still or plants and renovate them. Then back at a very high price we applaud for them. Talk of LA, Aspirin, Quinine, Vincristine, Vinblastine, Digitoxin and in all 2/3 of the medicines we use are from natural sources. Unless we recognise the sing’angas we wil remain poor while others are enriching themselves at our expense, all bcoz of the stupid, so-called laws.

  7. asing’anga alibe vuto.vuto ndi anthu akupanga zopusanzo.pamangidwa anthu ambiri pakatipa.kodi pali sang’anga aliyense amene wamangidwapo ndi nkhani yokhudzana ndi kuphedwa kwa ma albino.go to parliament and check ma mp mmatupi mwao mukapeza mphini zokhazokha.

  8. SING’ANGA, KOMA BOMA LATHU NDILOMVETSA CHISONI KWAMBILI MA PROPHET? POPEZA NAWO NDIOMWE AKUGWIDWA GWIDWA NDI NKHANI ZOTELEZI. KOMASO BOMA NDIYE MFITI ZACHILUNGAMO.

  9. These herbalists are not healers as they described, they rob by tricks these poor lazy mother f**cks. I am fully supporting the move & it should be done now before they cause more harm to the people.

  10. These herbalists are not healers as they described, they rob by tricks these poor lazy mother f**cks. I am fully supporting the move & it should be done now before they cause more harm to the people.

  11. Sin’ganga 60 million yogulila ziwalo za ma albino ayitenga kuti? Media is controlled by illuminat. Akuwanamizila asin’ganga, mabungwe ndi boma akuziwa chikuchitika Nkani amakhala zee

  12. Zowonadi singathandize unless i repeat unless kuwunika ndi chita control in all suspected areas such as 1, asing’anga 2, ma prophets 3, mipingo 4, zipani zandale 5,tuma NGOs 6,foreign bisness persons 7, refugees kuyamba mabiznes chisawawa 8, amene apezeka ndi nkhaniyi ayenela kunyongedwa etc mwina pamene ziliri panopa zikusonyeza boma lidakali muturo

  13. It will reduce, and i just do not like doctors without scientific applications, am not superstitious and am afraid i doubt much about this industry because it stays the same, cant move with modern day high-tech

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