The Super League of Malawi (SULOM) has decried and strongly condemned rampant rise of the victimization of people with albinism in the country.
SULOM, in a press statement issued on Monday (May 16th), disclosed that starting this weekend, there will be a solidarity stand during the TNM Super League matches in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu to demonstrate its stand against the malpractice.
“To this effect we are taking a bold step to denounce and condemn these barbaric acts and we are standing strong with our colleagues of the Association of Person’s with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) in the fight against the abductions, killings and exhumation of remains of persons with albinism,” SULOM General Secretary Williams Banda said.
Banda said there will be activities on the same in the games involving Nyasa Big Bullets and Mzuni at Kamuzu Stadium, EPAC FC and CIVO United at CIVO stadium and Karonga United and BeForward Wanderers at Mzuzu Stadium.
“Before the commencement of all the Super League games played in this weekend of 21-23 May 2016, a one minute of silence will be observed in honor of our beloved brothers and sisters with albinism who have been victimized or killed off late,” he added.
Malawi is grappling with a spate of abductions and killings of people with albinism whose body- parts are believed by some misled sections of the society that can magically be used to make one rich. However, there is no proof to this theory.
According statistics, since 2014 over 60 people of albinism have either been abducted or killed in Malawi. The country has a population 10,000 of people with albinism.