UTM has condemned the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for failing to end killings of people with albinism.
This follows the murder of Yasin Phiri aged 54, a person with albinism from Mundiyenghe village, Traditional Authority Fukamapiri in Nkhatabay district.
In a statement from the opposition party signed by its spokesperson Chidanti Malunga, UTM says acts are unwelcome in the country and must be stopped.
“Malawi once again shocked and disgusted with the gruesome and brutal murder of another son who has been targeted purely for be albinism.
“We are painfully reminded of how the system and the current leadership has totally and miserably failed Malawians in general and persons with albinism in particular, by not acting decisively to stamp out this behaviour of unwarranted and callous brutality,” reads the statement.
The party has since promised to end the malpractice once ushered into government this year in May.
“This insanity has gone on for too long and because any life lost needlessly is one too many: we in UTM will deal with evil decisively. Life is a gift from God and all of us are created in His image. Sloppy and sleepy leadership doesn’t notice this sanctity of life.
“We will bear any burden and go to any length to deal severely with the perpetrators of such barbarism,” adds the statement.