It could be a hard revelation to learn, but the killings of people living with albinism in Malawi are planned and deliberate , if what vocal legislator Bon Kalindo says is anything to go by.
The Mulanje South lawmaker claims that the killings are done by President Mutharika’s ‘opposers’ who he says are behind the tortures just to paint a bad image of the current regime.
‘These killings are done by people who want Mutharika’s government to have a dented image. I keep telling them they will fail. They want him (Mutharika) to fall. I tell them he will not’ Kalindo told Zodiak radio’s Tiuzeni Zoona programme on Sunday.
While clinging to the stand that of putting to death albino attackers in the country.
He has since railed at the parliament for what he dubs as ‘being too silent’ to address the issue at hand.
Kalindo recently 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.
At the moment, a court in Mzuzu has granted an order banning the traditional doctors who are widely believed to be one of the reasons for the increase of albino attacks.
Over 18 murder cases have been reported and 14 cases involving kidnapping of albinos are in the records and that three people with albinism are still missing while 28 graveyards of people with albinism have been tampered with in different circumstances, a report government presented in parliament recently revealed.