Five persons were found guilty in Malawi Thursday, of killing a 22-year-old albino man, with the hope of extracting his bones and making financial gains.
Among the five persons held responsible out of 12 individuals convicted, are a Catholic priest, a police officer and hospital worker. They are said to have plotted and murdered MacDonald Masambuka in 2018.
“MacDonald was betrayed by those he had trust in, namely the brother, the priest, the policeman and the clinical officer. These are positions of trust,” said Malawi’s public prosecutions director Steve Kayuni.
Over the past decade, Malawi has experienced gruesome attacks and killings of persons with albinism, fuelled by false beliefs that concoctions mixed with their body parts bring luck and wealth.
Masambuka was murdered after being enticed by his brother to meet his friends, who he claimed had found him a woman to marry.
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