Blantyre, 28 June, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Priest who was among 12 suspects found guilty in the case of the abduction and murder of a 22-year-old Malawian man living with albinism has been given a 30-year sentence “with hard labor”.
Mcdonald Masambuka went missing from his village on 9 March 2018, and his limbless body was found buried in a garden in his home district of Machinga South of Malawi on 2 April 2018, VOA News reported.
Fr. Thomas Muhosha and 11 others were found guilty of plotting to kill Mr. Masambuka in order “to extract his bones, hoping to benefit financially”, the Judge at the High Court in Blantyre, Dorothy Nyakaunda Kamanga, said during the April 28 ruling.
On Monday, June 27, Judge Kamanga sentenced the member of the Clergy of Zomba Diocese in Malawi and three other accomplices “to 30 years imprisonment with hard labor on charges of transacting in human tissue,” VOA has reported.
In the June 27 ruling, Lumbani Kamanga, a Clinician by profession and a co-accused in the case, received a 60-year jail term on charges of extraction of human tissues.