Kitwe thugs amputate 7-year-old albino girl


A GROUP of panga-wielding men in Kitwe this morning snatched a seven-year-old albino girl from her house, ran in the bush and chopped off her left hand.

Dorothy Mulenga, a Grade 1 pupil of Mutupa Community School was asleep with her sister in their parents’ house when she was snatched by one of the men.

She was then forcibly dragged out of the house were other attackers were waiting but her screams for help awoke her parents and the their neighbors.

Afraid of being caught, the men quickly made for the near by bush where they chopped off Dorothy’s left hand from slightly above her elbowed and ran off.

Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga had confirmed the gruesome attack in a statement to #Kalemba.

Commisioner Katanga explained that the incident happened at midnight in Mutupa farming area, Chantente ward across the Kafue River in Kitwe.

She said the assailants used a machete to chop off the hand of the girl.

The police chief said Dorothy was rushed to Riverside Police Station where the matter was reported before officers took her to Kitwe Teaching Hospital where she is admitted awaiting to undergo a surgery.

She said an inquiry file has since been opened and a manhunt for the assailants launched.

Albinos are victims of vicious and brutal attacks and murders in many African countries where it is falsely believed that their body parts are effective in enrichment rituals.

NOTE: Picture used for illustration


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