Scores of Malawians took into the streets on Thursday demanding the government of Malawi to implement death penalty which is part of the Malawian laws on those who have been found guilty of killing their fellow human beings.
The naked demonstrations were organised by the Member of Parliament for Mulanje South, Boniface Kalindo to force the government to slap convicts with life sentences in relation to the horrible spate of discriminatory killings and abductions of people living with albinism.
The demonstrations which were accompanied by, business people, learners and teachers from schools around the capital city Lilongwe, were peaceful and hope the Malawi government will consider their plea.
Some participants in the demonstrations, said it hurts to see some people enjoying human rights and others are not.
“It hurts to see these horrible incidents happening in our country. We should all enjoy our rights of living in the this country, why is it that those who commit serious crimes are being shielded by the so called human rights..?”, retaliated one of the demonstrators.
Learners who abandoned their classes to join the solidarity demonstrations, were chanting songs of peace and love. “Come what may, we are behind our MP Kalindo and albinos, stop this merciless act, we are one”, they sang.
These demos will serve as a wake up call to the government who have been quiet with this issue at hand. We always say “quietness sometimes it construes that you are in support with the situation”.
Some organisations have hailed the Member of Parliament for taking a center stage in condemning these actions done by some Malawians who have been abducting and killing albinos in the name of rituals.