Albinos Targeted for Murders in Tanzania

1 01 2008

When Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete addressed his nation on the first day of the new year, he denounced the horrific increasing trend of albinos (humans) being targeted for murders in order that their organs might be harvested.

‘There are also those who believe that possession of some organs of infants and albinos can turn them rich,’ Kikwete stated. The police have been ordered to crack down on such practices that Kikwete believes are tied to growing interest in witchcraft.

Tanzania’s Albino society recently complained that albinos were being targeted by some witch-doctors, following a string of murders.

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