In Mozambique, police are reporting that there has been a rise in witch doctors using bald men’s heads in spells. With bald heads being traded from Malawi to Tanzania, bald men are fearing for their lives.
After at least two bodies found with the heads brutally hacked off. Both bodies had the organs cut out and stolen.
Police have already arrested two suspects for the crime. They stated that, “Their motivations come from superstition and culture as the local community thinks bald men are rich and that their parts can be used to enrich others.”
The Daily Mail reports:
The killings took place in Milange in the centre of southern Mozambique and the two victims were aged over 40 with one decapitated and both mutilated.
A security services spokesman Miguel Caetano said that according to the statements of those arrested, the organs were to be used for witchcraft.
He said the two arrested men, both aged about 20, said the organs were to be used by healers in rituals to promote the fortunes of the witchdoctors’ clients.
They told officers the body parts were sent across to Tanzania and Malawi.
The spokesman said that the attacks on bald men for their organs is a new outbreak in the trade in organ parts in which albinos are usually targeted.
Albinos, who have white skin and yellow hair as a result of a genetic disorder, are regularly killed in several African countries for their body parts for use in witchcraft.
According to the UN more than a hundred attacks against albinos, who have white skin due to hereditary condition that causes an absence of pigmentation, have been registered in Mozambique in the last three years.