South Africa’s Embarrassment— Witchcraft And Murder Torso Found; Body Parts Believed to be Harvested for Magic

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Mason Barry Monday 13 May 2013

p1912mphmijp2t3h5iq1n11d9111The Unit—the only police force in the world dedicated to supernatural crimes (located in Pretoria, South Africa)—has stumbled upon a gruesome murder scene. A male torso was discovered in a township shanty outside of Johannesburg, South Africa.

According to Inspector Tseme Dusu, a significant portion of murders and mutilations in South Africa are a result of muti ritual murders. Witchcraft is a predominant and growing religion in South Africa, and the Unit has investigated thousands of witchcraft related killings since the force opened about thirty-three years ago.

18955021521339888993Muti is the Zulu word for medicine. A muti-murder involves a sacrificial killing where the body parts and limbs are harvested for use in magical medicines. “These murders are violent and are committed while the victim is cognizant,” Inspector Dusu said. “Sangomas, often referred to as witch doctors, will hold their victim down, and the more the…

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