Lilongwe, 10 December, 2022 / 5:27 pm (ACI Africa).
Officials of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Commission (CCJP) in Malawi have condemned the renewed violence against people living with albinism and elderly persons in the Southern African nation.
In their Wednesday, December 7 statement signed by CCJP Coordinators at the national and Diocesan levels in Malawi, officials of the entity of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) call on security personnel in the country to provide adequate security to vulnerable Malawians.
“The human rights violations against persons with albinism in the country are a well-documented phenomenon since Malawi started officially recording cases of attacks, abductions, and killings of this vulnerable group around 2013/2014,” they say.
CCJP Coordinators in Malawi note that “of late there has been a resurgence of the attacks, abductions, and killings” and go on to highlight the November 30 murder of a three-year-old girl living with albinism in Kasungu, Central Malawi.
Talandila Chirwa was reportedly killed by a man who broke into her grandmother’s house where she was sleeping. The assailant is said to have stabbed her in the neck before cutting off her arm.