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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
15:19 MECCA TIME, 12:19 GMT
Life of fear for Tanzania's Albinos
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As part of its new Africa Uncovered series, Al Jazeera went to Tanzania
and found the targeted killings of Albino citizens has shocked the country.
Susana Nyere is certain the men that murdered her husband were local.
"The killers were speaking our tribal language; they must be from here, from this
village, or the villages around us, not from a far place," she says.
Rutahiro Nyerere, a 53-year-old from Tanzania's second-largest city, Mwanza, had
been having dinner with his wife in late June when four men emerged from the
shadows and the horrific slaughter began.
He initially invited the men to dine with him but one took out a big knife and hit
him over the head.
"I ran away to the village to ask for help, when I came back with my neighbours,
we found my husband dead body without legs and genitals," Susana says.
Nyere was murdered pure and simply, his wife believes, because of the colour of
his skin. He was an Albino.