'We don't feel safe': People living with albinism still targeted for muthi - Albinism Society

'We don't feel safe': People living with albinism still targeted for muthi - Albinism Society

- Nomasonto Mazibuko decried the recent murder of a 13-year-old girl living with albinism

- She said people with albinism are still targeted for their body parts

- These parts are then used as "muthi" by unscrupulous traditional healers

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On Human Rights Day, people living with albinism still have to worry about being targeted for their body parts, which are then used for "muthi."

This is according to Nomasonto Mazibuko, the national director of the Albinism Society of South Africa.

Speaking to Dailysun.co.za, Nomasonto condemned the recent killing of Gabisile Shabane‚ a 13-year-old girl who lived with albinism.

Nomasonto Mazibuko, director of Albinism Society of South Africa. Source: Daily Sun

Nomasonto Mazibuko, director of Albinism Society of South Africa. Source: Daily Sun

Gabisile's headless body was discovered in Cullinan, near Pretoria, three weeks after she and her 15-year-old nephew, Nkosikhona Ngwenya, were kidnapped in Mpumalanga.

It is suspected that her case is related to the use of albino body parts for muthi by unscrupulous traditional healers, Briefly.co.za learned.

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Nomasonto said:

We don’t feel safe at all because we are now being abducted from our homes. We need to send a strong message to the criminals. They must know that the law will deal harshly with them.

She hoped justice for victims would continue being achieved, citing the recent sentencing of two men involved in similar atrocities committed in 2015.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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