South Africa 17.5.2018 11:44 am

Pan African Parliament declares war on those who commit atrocities against albinos

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The parliament’s president says severe punishment is the only solution for those who victimise, torture and kill people living with albinism.

Pan African Parliament (PAP) legislators have declared war on those who prey on persons with albinism.

“A severe punishment is the only befitting solution for those who victimise, torture and kill people living with albinism,” said PAP President Roger Nkodo Dang, speaking during the ongoing Sixth Ordinary Session of the Fourth Parliament that is due to end in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Thursday.

“I urge all legislators here to make it their habit that they always speak out against violations against persons with albinism. All the stories that people are told about people living with albinism as a lucky charm are a total offside.

“I had a family member who lived with albinism. When he passed on, we buried him just like every human being. There was nothing new or magical; they are all people just like us. What you see in their complexion is just a condition,” Dang said.

He emphasised: “Let us not be misled or lied to by those who are terrorising our people because of their race.”

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