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Beyond the pale: Covid raises risk of attack on people with albinism

Zambian musician John Chiti says they live in heightened fear of being hunted for body parts

Emma Batha

The coronavirus pandemic has left people with albinism in fear of attack and murder in parts of Africa where their body parts are used for lucky charms, a Zambian musician with the condition has said.

John Chiti, 35, said there had already been one murder in Zambia since the virus emerged and the grave of a person with albinism had been dug up and body parts stolen.

Another man was reportedly attacked in the capital Lusaka last week...

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