First Lady tells women to help end albino attacks


Malawi’s First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has called on women in the country to rise up and take action against attacks on people with albinism.

In her remarks at Kamuzu Palace during a meeting with the leadership and members of the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM), Mutharika described the killings, abductions, and maiming of persons with albinism as terror against all mothers who feel the most pain when their children are in pain.

The First Lady who is also a patron for APAM, vowed to do everything possible as a mother and a citizen of this nation to ensure that the violence comes to an end.

Gertrude Mutharika
Gertrude Mutharika has made the call.

She said that the fight against these ongoing killings is her fight and a fight of all mothers.

“I want to assure you, we are together in this fight. Victory may seem to elude us at this moment, but my faith informs me that with God everything is possible. We just need to stand united, have the right frame of mind to employ the right strategies and actions. We shall surely overcome,” she said.

Overton Kondowe who spoke on behalf of APAM explained that the association picked Madam Mutharika as their patron upon conviction of her ability to take up challenging responsibilities.

“Your acceptance to take up this position at this challenging time is a source of hope and joy for us,” said Kondowe.

Last week, thugs hacked the hand of a woman with albinism in Chitipa. Police have since arrested one suspect in connection with the evil act.



  1. Ndinakhetsa msozi nditawaona arbino awiri pomwe ndimapita kuntchito mmawa akuyenda awiriwiri momasuka ALLAHU AKIBARR zinandikuza poganizira ndimmene akuzuzikila ma arubino akwathu. Tiyeni tipepheni mulungu kuti awapatse chilango anthu ozunza tele

  2. its not a matter of telling women to take carte of the albinos …….but wat is she doing as well to address the challenge……..words are forgone weapons nowerdays,,,,,we need action………..madam g….

  3. Some people have no shame, and it’s not part of Rights but ignorant . How can some one, say ,she must wait for her husband to put in_then b4 husband realising the wife must crying had while the physical activity is still in ? Mmmm, it’s really shows that the Devil Satan is the one who controlling the people almost everyday ! and I feel sorry for the stupid comments like these. I wish Jehovah God must really 4give them ,becz others doesn’t know what they are writing, thinking and even they don’t know what they are doing because in their minds is full of Satan’s job. Oh ! God ,please Forgive them.

  4. Mmmmm, I don’t want to be a Master of sin through the bad talking Rubbish, let me put it down and lessen to other Foolishness.

  5. Chimene angachite Mayiwo ndathandize nzelu akamudikile wamamunayo akalowese nde akakasala pang’ono kukozela guys sizachilendo aliyesa amachita ndiyeno akakasala pang’ono kukozela mayiwo azikalila mwampanvu akamaliza amunawo nde mayiwo azauze amunawo kuti sikunalitu kulilila koma kunali kulilila albino bwanji death panalty ???!! Mopempha

  6. Ung’ani umuntu ung’asafune kulalera izinto zininji ? Qgoba izinja zifanikere kuwe , kotwa if aufuna kulalera umunye ,Especially, mungana wako, then, wena ufana noinja , or imbuzi .uyankwatisa kakhulu wena inja !

  7. First lady my foot,she’s the one who’s doing all the killings.she’s sending bones of albinos to china in a company of lotion and perfumes.she hires people to kill albinos through her minister patria akweni and other ministers but madala peter does’nt aware of all this that greedy wife is behind the move.Her son step son to the so called is the main actor of the move,mai wa fuko lathu God is watching U!!

  8. Oh ! Sorry Guys please sorry, what’s wrong with you guys ? This lady is trying her side better, but what is the meaning of saying she must tell her husband first ? What is the communication of what you are saying and what she have said ? At least, she have come with good Idea, don’t u see ? Or may be some of u , u just say about what some one have said ? You better keep quiet if ever you haven’t got something to say. It is part of Rudeness to say , she must tell her husband first and if you know that the President knows the Market of Albino’s bones why don’t you Report it to the Police station. Plz update your Mind.

  9. The solution of ending this it doesn’t need to think or call up a meeting not all,if you really concerned and you want to stop it just tell us to deal with those killers (MOB JUSTICE)THIS IS THE ONLY SOLUTION.

  10. Why dnt u shut ur mouth,u act lyk u care,nd u expect us 2 pretend lyk we believe,so ur husband put u on this,tel ur husband 2 stop killing inocents brthers nd sisters,u idiots

  11. Tell your husband to stop killing innocent albinos he knows who they are that is why he is protecting th them.AND you first lady don’t come here and act as if you don’t know anything about this

  12. pali nkhani zina simmayenera kutiuza ayi, kufuna kumutukwanisa munthu m’mawa ngati uno. amawauza amayi nde ife chikutikhuza ndichiani. zamabodza basi

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