Albino girl beheaded in South Africa for witchcraft
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Albino girl beheaded in South Africa for witchcraft

Dar es Salaam : Tanzania | Aug 22, 2010 at 9:26 PM PDT
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An 11-year old albino girl was killed and beheaded in Swaziland because there is a belief that body parts of albinos are good for curing many diseases. It seems this albino girl (albinos are those who do not have any pigments in their eyes, hair or skins) was returning from the river with her friends when a man caught her, shot her and cut off her head. There have been an earlier instance of the hand of an albino girl being cut off and a person was caught in Tanzania trying to sell a live albino man. Witches and wizards are fine for Harry Potter and friends but not in real life. Those who practice such rituals should have the death sentence reserved for them.

prabirghose is based in Nāshik, Maharashtra, India, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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