It is not matter of mere showcasing of nakedness, it is time to show deep rooted condemnation on the attacks on people living with albinism and stand strong to a call for a death penalty to people who hurt them in Malawi.
One of the leaders of the demos which have been talk of town in recent weeks Mulanje South Member of Parliament (MP) Bon Kalindo says ‘the protests are on this Thursday’.
He told the media at a press briefing on Tuesday that they hope through the protests, government and parliament will understand and take the call for death penalty on albino killers into consideration.
Kalindo said: ‘’We have stuck to our call for death penalties on albino killers. The demos are on this Thursday, 23rd June 2016’’.
Protestors shall congregate at Area 18 roundabout from 700 am. From there we shall proceed down to City Centre roundabout make a u turn up to Parliament roundabout and turn left into Parliament building where a petition will be read and handed over to Rumphi East Member of Parliament, Kamlepo Kalua, who will welcome the naked petitioners at Parliament.
But government has indicated it will not budge down to the calls of a death penalty to be handed out to people living with albinism.
Information Minister Patricia Kaliati recently said the death penalty cannot be adopted because Malawi is a signatory of various human rights instruments that forbid death penalty.
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.