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CCJP wants justice in albino cases

Boniface Chibwana

By Jarson Malowa:

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) has urged stakeholders in the justice service delivery system to conclude cases involving the victimisation of people with albinism.

“We are concerned with issues related to the rights of people with albinism. We are, at the same time, concerned with delays to conclude 200-plus cases involving people with albinism. This is why we are praying for justice to prevail in every case,” CCJP National Coordinator, Boniface Chibwana, said.

He also called for the imposition of stiffer sentences on those convicted of killing people with albinism.

The development comes at a time the high-profile case of 22-year-old MacDonald Masambuka, which saw 12 people being arrested on suspicion that they had a hand in his death, is yet to be concluded.

He said it was for this reason that CCJP was implementing the Safeguarding the Rights of Persons with Albinism Project, thanks to the European Union, which is funding it through SCIAF.

One of the people who took part in the training, William Masapi, said, like everyone else, people with albinism wanted to live freely and contribute to national development.

Meanwhile, CCJP has announced that it plans to extend the project, which is being piloted in Zomba Diocese, to other districts.

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