Sunday, 24 August 2008

The shocking confessions on albino killings in Lake Zone

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Guardian on Sunday team

As Warren Baffet and Billy Gates work hard to maintain their billionaire status in the world, back home in Tanzania, some greedy, heartless gold miners and fishermen in the Lake Victoria zone are trading in the body parts of albinos, which are controversially reported to enable them catch more fish and strike the precious stones more easily and in huge quantities.

It is the appalling truth that proves how our nation is slowly turning into a "garden of evils" as lust for quick wealth, drives some Tanzanians into murdering the rare albinos, who, in addition to the suffering occasioned by skin disorder, are now living in perpetual fear of being kidnapped and murdered.

The section of the Lake Victoria Zone that embraces Mwanza and Shinyanga regions - informally known as Sukumaland - used to be notorious for the brutal killings of elderly women suspected to be witches.

Read full story in The Guardian.

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