Why bald men are getting killed

Police have sent out a warning to all bald men...

Bald man

For a while Albinos have been hunted down and their body parts sold for a hefty sum to witch doctors due to the belief that their body parts bring luck and wealth. Now bald men are the latest group of people that have been targeted for use in ritual killings to feed people’s insatiable appetite for wealth and success.

Police in Mozambique have sent out a warning to all Mozambican bald men to be cautious as they are now being hunted down to fuel the sick body part trade.

This is after two men were killed, their heads cut off and their internal organs removed for witchcraft as their body parts are believed to attract wealth, power and success if used in potions.

“Last month, the murders of two bald people led to the arrest of two suspects, their motivations come from superstition and culture: the local community thinks bald individuals are rich. One of them was found with his head cut off and his organs removed." National police spokesman Inacio Dina told AFP.

The suspects when captured, revealed in a police statement that the men’s body parts were to be used by witch doctors in rituals to bring wealth and fortune to clients in Tanzania and Malawi since bald men are believed to be rich and their head contains gold.

Why men go bald with age

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Mandi Sarro apologises to Gitobu, adds she is working on becoming a better person

Mandi Sarro apologises to Gitobu, adds she is working on becoming a better person

Actress Regina King's son commits suicide 3 days after birthday

Actress Regina King's son commits suicide 3 days after birthday

Harmonize is single again

Harmonize is single again

Xtian Dela on the spot again, Instagram account with 1M followers deleted

Xtian Dela on the spot again, Instagram account with 1M followers deleted

Dating in Nairobi laid bare as Single Kiasi, ‘Single-ish’ premieres

Dating in Nairobi laid bare as Single Kiasi, ‘Single-ish’ premieres

Singer Amaarae on Times Square billboards, joins Spotify’s EQUAL music program

Singer Amaarae on Times Square billboards, joins Spotify’s EQUAL music program

Steve Harvey 'adopts' Elsa Majimbo after interviewing her on his show [Video]

Steve Harvey 'adopts' Elsa Majimbo after interviewing her on his show [Video]

Diamond Platnumz to represent East Africa at AfroNation concert

Diamond Platnumz to represent East Africa at AfroNation concert

Vanessa Mdee mourns big brother in emotional tribute

Vanessa Mdee mourns big brother in emotional tribute