Five people have been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering MacDonald Masambuka, a person with albinism.
The High Court Judge Dorothy Nyakaunda Kamanga has handed the sentence today stating that the five do not deserve leniency as they did not show mercy to a victim who needed love.
The five are Maxwell Matchinga Sosola, Dickson Ndengu, Mussa Lilongwe, Alfred Yohane and Masambuka’s brother Cassim white Masambuka.
Several other people were also convicted for various offences in the same case in April this year.
These includes Clinician Lumbani Kamanga, Master Mphulanya Injesi and Lackiness Magombo who were convicted of causing harm to a person with disability while Catholic priest Thomas Muhosha, police officer Chikondi Chileka, Alfred Yohane, Mussa Lilongwe and Innocent walasi were convicted of transacting in human tissue among other charges.
Judge Kamanga says the sentences start from the day they were arrested and that for those convicted of more than one offence, the sentences run concurrently.
Masambuka’ dead body was found buried in April, 2018 after he went missing in March, the same year.