MALAWI: High Court Judge Grants An Order Banning Traditional Healers.

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In a quest to curb the recent incidents which have been reeling in Malawi of killing innocent people living with albinism, the high court in Mzuzu has granted an order banning all traditional healers in the country.

The High court judge Dingiswayo Madise granted this order on Wednesday banning all traditional healers from operating in the country, arguing that they are fueling attacks on persons with albinism.

The court granted the order on request of three Mzuzu-based residents.

People living with albinism.
People living with albinism.

Through their lawyer, George Jivason Kadzipatike, the three also asked the court to stop the media in the country from carrying advertisements on traditional doctors.

This call by the hight court judge Madise has come at a time when albino hunters in Malawi are on a prowl, abducting and often killing them in broad day light and in the dead of the night.

Up to date, almost 18 people living with albinism have been mercilessly murdered in Malawi. The reasons behind this syndicate are believed by some that they posses magical powers that can bring good luck.

Albinos are living in fear in Malawi of being killed where their body parts are increasingly being sold for use in traditional rituals that promise to deliver wealth and power.

Despite Malawian government taking a centre stage in condemning these actions, some members of the community have received the message with deaf ears. This order from the judge has been received with warm hearts by many, saying that this might be the way to go with so that this inhumane syndicate reeling in Malawi should die and be buried.

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