A 19-year-old boy with albinism has been reportedly killed by a famous Malawian businessman identified as Willard Mikayele, for money ritual.
Mikayele who is currently on the run, was said to have lured his victim, Sunganani Pensulo with biscuits and juice into his house at Mlonda Village, where he allegedly hacked him to death.
Following the incident, angry mob and relatives of Pensulo, in retaliation to the killing, reportedly demolished 11 houses belonging to the suspect.
Malawian Nyasa Time Press is reporting that late Pensulo is the 19th person with albinism killed by those who think the body parts of albinos can bring fortunes and wealth.albino
Confirming the incident, the Thyolo police spokesperson, Superintendent Noriety Chihana, said when Pensulo entered the house of Mikayele and was eating the biscuit and drinking the juice, Mikayele came from behind, tied up his neck to choke him before hitting him with a sharp object.
Chihana said, “People around the area heard the cries and went to the chief who ordered that the door be broken.
“When they got in, Pensulo’s lifeless body was found, but Mikayele had run away. We have launched a manhunt for the killer,” the spokesperson stated.