Man with albinism speaks out: They say we're cursed, but they kill us for good luck

Man with albinism speaks out: They say we're cursed, but they kill us for good luck

A man with albinism has taken to social media to share a message about the treatment of people with albinism.

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Mpho Tjope, a South African man living with albinism, has opened up on Twitter about the way people with the skin disorder are treated.

"When a person with Albinism is alive, they say that we are a curse, badluck, monkeys, yet they hunt us down to kill us as they believe we bring luck/prosperity. Aaai this doesn't make sense. @kuliroberts @AlbinismBeauty @AlbinismAfrica @Anele @AdvBarryRoux", he captioned a post.

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In another post, he shared a photo of two beautiful albino children along with another message to social media.

"Many abusing us with Albinism as if we are not black, and expecting us to bring them wealth when we ourselves are hungry and after wealth.#MzansiProblemsAre", he wrote.

Tjope is not the first person with albinism to speak out about the treatment and dangers they face. As reported previously, the Albinism Society made a statement that they do not feel safe while people living with albinism were still targeted for muthi.

During the time, Nomasonto Mazibuko, the national director of the Albinism Society of South Africa, condemned the killing of Gabisile Shabane‚ a 13-year-old girl who lived with albinism.

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