Malawi: Rights Activists Need Authorized Framework to Shield Aged Folks

Malawi: Rights Activists Need Authorized Framework to Shield Aged Folks

Officers from Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) are calling on the federal government to desk the Older Individuals Invoice within the subsequent parliamentary session to guard senior residents who’re being killed on suspicion of witchcraft.

CHRR Govt Director Michael Kaiyatsa stated the one manner aged individuals will be protected is to have a authorized framework that protects them.

Malawi Community of Older Individuals’ Organisations (Manepo) Govt Director Andrew Kavala stated it’s sickening to see the dearth of precedence this invoice is getting.

He stated failure to desk the invoice in February will see them mobilize all aged individuals for demonstrations.

Offended villagers in Phalombe on Saturday beat to dying a 72-year-old lady in Chiringa, after accusing her of her killing her granddaughter by means of witchcraft.

Police have recognized the girl as Maggie Nyengani.

She was rushed to hospital the place she was pronounced useless.

The offended villagers additionally descended on her home the place they vandalized property.

In the meantime, Police say they’ve instituted investigations to apprehend the offenders.

The deceased hailed from Opeliwa Village Conventional Authority Nazombe in Phalombe.

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