Bald men now targets for ritual murder – Police warns

Police in Mozambique on Wednesday issued a warning to bald men, saying they are currently targets of witch doctors.

According to the police, the witch doctors believed bald heads contain gold.

The country’s police Spokesperson, Inacio Dina told newsmen, “The warning came after the suspected killings of no fewer than three bald men since March in central Zambezia province.”

The police said it suspects traditional healers or witch doctors, who use body parts to make “medicines” or superstitious rituals, to be behind the killings.

According to local superstition, bald heads contain gold and, used in rituals, can create wealth.

“Bald people may be pursued because they are thought to have some kind of power, and that if this power can be transferred to other people, it will enrich them.

“The police have made four arrests in connection with the killings,’’  Dina said .

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