Malawi commissions an inquiry into attacks on people with albinism

Malawian President Peter Mutharika, has met with a group of people with albinism. Photo: Official Malawi Government Online, Facebook

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Malawian government has final heeded to the call of the Association of Persons with Albinism (APAM) to investigate the unprecedented wave of attacks on persons with albinism in the country, Malawi24 reported.

Media reports suggest that this year only at least six cases of attacks against persons with albinism have been recorded in the country.

This week APAM planned a vigil at the State House urging the president Peter Mutharika led government to employ what they say are necessary measures to tame down killings, abductions and attacks on them.

According to a statement from the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), the commission has from this 5th March until 30th April to conduct the investigation.

The Commission is chaired by the retired Justice Robert Chinangwa while Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe, activist Abigail Dzimadzi, Grace Massah come as members.
Paramount Chief Kawinga, George Jobe, Hilda Soko and Brenda Vokhiwa Kapenda as other members.

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