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28 March 2017 08:05 (South Africa)

Tanzanians to hang for albino murder

Tanzania has sentenced four men to hang for killing an albino man and removing his head and legs, after a spate of such murders gripped the country. Witchdoctors make good-luck potions from the body parts of albinos and sell them for thousands of dollars. Earlier three men were sentenced to death for murdering an albino boy in the first such ruling in Tanzania. The BBC says more than 50 albino people are thought to have been murdered in the past two years. The killings have spread to neighbouring Burundi, where at least 12 people have been murdered. Read more: BBC, Guardian

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