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Over 20 arrested in albino murder

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Police have, so far, arrested 22 people on suspicion that they were involved in the abduction and murder of Macdonald Masambuka – a person with albinism.

Masambuka, 22, was abducted and murdered in March this year.

National Police spokesperson, James Kadadzera, confirmed the development.

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“We have now arrested 22 people who we suspect took part in the abduction and killing of Masambuka in March… Some are suspected to have conspired to murder; some are being charged with murder,” Kadadzera said.

Kadadzera said police have since opened four files for those alleged to have been involved in the murder, adding that the files have since been left in the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Among the 22 arrested are a police officer, health personnel and a Catholic priest.

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Since 2014, over 20 persons with albinism have been killed, over nine cases of abductions have been reported in the past four months while three people have been reported missing.

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