Covid 19: Albino barred from entering supermarket


MASVINGO – A woman living with albinism was barred from entering Pick n Pay Supermarket in Masvingo today after she allegedly asked to wash her hands with soap instead of sanitisers that affect her skin.

Henry Chivhanga, director of Disability Amalgamation Community Trust (DACT) told The Mirror that Agnes Gurume was denied entry into the supermarket at around 11am.

Masvingo Mayor Collen Maboke confirmed the matter and said he is assisting Gurume on the issue.
Efforts to get a comment from Pick n Pay manager for Masvingo Smart Chivhuna including visits to his office were fruitless.

DACT has since sought for an urgent meeting with Pick n Pay management over the matter, said Chivhanga.
“The incident happened at around 11am today. Gurume requested water and soap to wash her hands because hand sanitisers affect her skin. She was denied and asked to leave the shop. We are readying to meet Pick n Pay management today,” said Chivhanga.

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