Wednesday, 28 January 2015


Limbs can sell for as much as $4,000, about £2,667Many albinos survive the attacks, but are left without arms or legs

Tanzania's albinos are being 'hunted down like animals' as greed for money and influence drives families to turn on their own loved ones in a trade allegedly fuelled by some of the country's most powerful people.

It is believed albino body parts will bring a person wealth, or luck - and for that, people are willing to pay as much as $3,000 or $4,000 for a limb, or as much as $75,000 - about £50,000 - for the 'full set', a whole body.
People with albinism are regularly attacked by people who chop their limbs off - an act which either leaves them severely mutilated, or dead.  
Mwigulu Matonange was just 10 when he was attacked by two men as he walked home from school with a friend.
They chopped off his left arm, before disappearing back into the jungle with their 'prize'. 
Witchdoctors turning bodies worth thousands into charms and potions

Pendo Sengerema, 15, pictured right with campaigner Vicky Ntetema, was one of three people attacked in 11 days last August 

Children and adults are kept behind high walls in special centres, hidden away from the people who want to kill and maim them

Source: Daily Mail

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