Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator for Mulanje South Bon Kalindo has refused to withdraw his suggestion of putting to death albino killers in the country.
Last week Kalindo told Parliament that Malawi needs to kill people behind abductions and killings of people with albinism as a solution to the malpractice.
The legislator added that it is sad for Malawians to watch fellow citizens being killed like “chickens” for rituals.
“If the death penalty is not coming up (for debate and passing in the House) tomorrow, I will walk out of this place because it will tell that we are all abductors and killers of albinos by keeping quiet,” said Kalindo in the house.
Reacting to Kalindo’s remarks, one of the country’s human rights activists Timothy Mtambo urged the Member of Parliament to withdraw his speech arguing that killing albino abductors is not a solution.
However, Kalindo has brushed aside the calls for an apology arguing that Mtambo is protecting the rights of killers forgetting that people with albinism are being killed.
Kalindo added that there was “no sense” in civil society organizations petitioning government while they knew they have solutions for the matter.
He also faulted Malawi justice for being in favour of rich people saying that if the victims were rich, Parliamentarians would have already debated a motion to bring back death sentence.