Bald Man Beheaded in Ritual Attack in Mozambique For Wealth
A bald man in Mozambique was allegedly beheaded by unknown criminals who wanted to sell his head to a client from Mali.
However, it is believed that the man was beheaded in a ritual attack where some locals believe that bald men's heads contain gold. They later abandoned the head in the center town of Muandiwa when their buyer vanished.
Some Mozambicans believe that bald men's heads are gold-encrusted.
In 2017, the first stories of bald individuals being slain for their heads surfaced in the country an incidence that shocked many worldwide. Apparently, human body parts are often traded in Mozambique, Malawi, and Tanzania, where they are said to bring good fortune and love luck.
In Tanzania, Albino people's bodily parts are very valuable and are believed to bring good luck.
The bodies range from 340,500.00 Kenyan Shilling to 454,000.00 Kenyan Shilling for a limb. In addition, a full-body goes for 8,512,500.00 Kenyan Shilling.
As a result, people with albinism are frequently attacked by those who want to cut off their limbs, leaving them maimed or dead.
In Tanzania, albinism affects one in every 1,400 persons, which experts attribute to incest in rural communities.
It is a congenital condition in which the skin, hair, and eyes are completely devoid of pigmentation.
There have been more than 74 murders recorded since records began, with 59 albinos surviving attacks and 16 cemeteries looted for body parts, but many more are likely to go unrecorded.