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In Mozambique, bald men under attack for witchcraft, organ trafficking

Superstitions hold this misconception that the bald heads contain gold

Liam Anderson | Global Voices 

A new phenomenon of kidnapping bald people for organ trafficking, reportedly for superstitious reasons, is worrying the police in Mozambique’s Zambézia province, whose government launched a series of operations to curb the practice. At the beginning of June, three men were killed in the district of Milange, a few kilometres from the Malawian border. One of the victims was found decapitated and with parts of his organs removed. Two men were arrested and subsequently admitted that the organs were to be used by witch doctors in Tanzania and Malawi. The motive behind the ...

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 17:00 IST
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