The remains of Enelesi Nkhata, a 21 year old albino lady at the time of her brutal murder some 17 months ago in Dowa, is expected to be exhumed and accorded a proper burial; Nation Online has learnt.
The exhumation is slated for today in Dowa where the deceased was buried in a shallow grave following her brutal murder, with her reburial expected to take place in Kumtumba Village, Traditional Authority Kaphuka in Dedza, her home district.
The body of the deceased was found by farmers in a shallow grave at Mpale Estate on April 14, 2016.
Media reports indicate that she was tricked by an uncle relative into believing that he had found her a job in another district only to be stabbed in the chest and have her limbs cut off. At least ten men, her uncle inclusive, were arrested in connection with the murder.
In an exclusive interview on Tuesday morning, Association of People with Albinism (APAM) President Overstone Kondowe confirmed his body has obtained funds for the exercise.
“Basically, the estate owner is about to plough the farm in readiness of the upcoming rainy season, what will be the fate to the bones? Thus we have organised enough resources for the coffin, transport, food and a model grave for the remains of PWA. We want Enelesi to be accorded with proper funeral ceremony and rest in rightful place.
“As of yesterday, we were trying to seek a court order for the exercise and I am now happy to report that we are good to go.” He said.
Asked why exhuming the body now, close to two years after it was buried, Kondowe explained, “It is uncultural in Malawi to cover human remains in un designated areas as if they are of animals. PWAs are not second class citizens we must do something as a nation.”