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ALBINOS WANT GOVT PROTECTION

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MBABANE – The message was loud and clear that government should put in place policies to protect people living with albinism; who are always on the run, as they are hunted down like animals.


This was the message as people living with albinism yesterday took to the streets in Mbabane, calling for the stop in the ruthless and senseless ritual killings of people living with albinism.
The march started at 9.30am from Baphalali Red Cross Soc

iety to the Mbabane Bus Rank and the Deputy Prime Minister’s (DPM) Office.
The campaign, dubbed ON THE RUN #PRICE TAG, is about sensitising the nation against the fallacy that body parts of people living albinism in certain rituals in witchcraft related purposes can make one rich or bring luck.    

  
The whole campaign was triggered by the cases of senseless killings of people living with albinism even in other Africa countries such that, for example, the Malawian government, through its president, has even come on board to put a stop to this barbarism.
Tanzania has seen some of the worst killings of people living with albinism, for ritual purposes and Swaziland has seen similar cases of brutal killings of people just because of their skin pigmentation. “And here at home, in Swaziland people have been silent,” ON THE RUN #PRICE TAG Campaign Manager Oliver Museka said.


He said the essence of the campaign was to say Swaziland should stand up and put a stop to the ritual killings of fellow brothers and sisters, something that is downright barbaric.

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