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Ntcheu police march against killing of albinos

Ntcheu Police Station has called upon all Malawians to fight against the killing and abuse of people with albinism as that violates their right to life.

The police have since warned they will do their part in hunting down those involved in killing and abusing people with albinism and bring them to book.

Speaking in an interview after a solidarity march from Tsangano Turn-off to Ntcheu Boma, a distance of about 10km, Ntcheu Police Station officer-in-charge, Rhoda Manjolo, said they organised the walk to sensitise people that body parts of people with albinism cannot make someone rich and so the killings should stop.

“We have tightened security so that people with albinism feel secure and go about their daily businesses without fear of being abducted, killed or abused,” Manjolo said.

She said the police have dated chiefs, religious leaders and duty-bearers on the need to work together against those violating people with albinism.

Among those that participated in the march were students and teachers from Ntcheu Community Day Secondary School. Headmaster for the school, Harvey Chunga, said his students took part in the demonstration to add their voice to the call for a stop to the killing of albinos.

“We also have a few students with albinism in our school and it has been a very difficult and emotional time for them but we assured them of our support and compassion so that they do well in their studies,” Chunga said.

Ntcheu Police used part of their Other Recurrent Transactions (ORT) to fund the march.

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