4 June 2019

Malawi: Court Resumes Hearing Albino Killing Cases

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The High Court will from Tuesday resumes\ hearing cases of suspects in the killings of people with albinism in three districts.

The High Court sitting in Ntcheu is set to resume hearing a murder case involving Kenneth Moses and 10 others for allegedly murdering Fletcher Masina, a person with albinism Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs spokesperson Pirirani Masanjala

Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs spokesperson Pilirani Masanjala says the High Court will sit in Ntcheu, Lilongwe and Mchinji.

"In Mchinji, the judge will give a ruling on whether Douglas Mwale and three others have a murder case to answer or not," said Masanjala.

Masanjala said in Ntcheu, Kenneth Moses and 10 other suspects will know their fate on whether they have a case to answer or not following the brutal murder of Mr. Masina.

He said in Lilongwe, the hearing of murder suspect Kondwani Batson continues in the High Court.

Masanjala dispelled assertions that cases of suspects in the killings of people with albinism are delaying, saying courts have concluded several of them including one in Chikwawa involving Wallard Mikangale who was sentenced to death.

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