20 October 2016 Last updated at: 12:11 PM
Steve Muliya against attacks on people with albinism
One of Malawi’s gospel artists Steve Muliya has said gospel shows are good places to sensitise the masses on the bad behavior of killing and abducting people with albinism.
The Mulinane Cholinga’ star said this on Monday at Robins Park in Blantyre during Mother’s Day gospel show which attracted thousands of people.
Muliya, who took a person with albinism to the stage and gave him microphone to sing his Nzotheka song, told people that there is no reason to kill persons with albinism for it is evil.
In an interview with Malawi24, Muliya said he decided to use the platform of gospel show since some of the abductors and those who exhume the remains converge in their churches.
“Stories of killing of people with albinism start even in the communities, churches, if you can search you will find out these kind of people are praying somewhere so this platform is good to eradicate such malpractice,” said Muliya.
He further said christians need to wake up and fight against such evil behaviour till the battle is won. On his part, Muliya’s friend Ernest Masaka said what the musician did is commendable since he has managed to give the message in a unique way.
“I thank him because this is good since people are always alert to notice any suspicious behavior in their areas, and some of people are also amongst the masses so if they hear about the evilness of killing people with albinism they may change their minds,” Masaka said.
He further said this issue is not simple as some other people may take it, and further asked the media to be in the forefront to sensitize people on the killings.
During the show, the “Ndakugomerani” star perfomed three songs on the stage from his Zisomo album, as he started with Ndi Zotheka, Muli nane cholinga and Chaka chobwezeretsa.
The show also invited well known gospel artist such as Thoko Katimba, Favoured Martha, Kamuzu Barracks, Miracle Chinga who closed the perfomances, Mau-K, and King James Phiri.