Thursday, 22 January 2009

Albino murdered, dismembered in Tanzania

From network, Canada
By AFP (Agence France-Presse)

Criminals with suspected links to witch doctors murdered an albino man in northern Tanzania and chopped off his right leg, an official said Thursday.

The latest in a string of murders targeting albinos - whose limbs and organs are used by local sorcerers to make charms - took place on Wednesday in the Mwanza region, on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Mwanza regional commissioner Alex Msekela named the deceased as Jonas Maduka, a resident of Sogoso village.

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