Bald men attacked for ritual purposes in Malawi

A bald-headed man aged 86 in Mulanje Malawi was last week beheaded in what is believed to be a case of ritual murder.

The killing of Harrison Makwate has been linked to attacks on bald people for rituals which started in Mozambique There is a belief that , the head of a bald man contains gold.According to Mozambican police notion of a bald head containing gold is a ruse by witch doctors to get clients to take a person’s head to them.

Malawi Police have since arrested Thyolani Khoriwa aged 23 in connection with the murder as a manhunt for two other suspects Davie Pheliwa and Berto Njenjeule is still on.According to reports, Makwate who was from Makuluni village, Traditional Authority (TA) Njema in Mulanje was killed and his body was dumped in a pit latrine.


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