Mozambique police warn bald men after ritual attack


Bald guy with a head full of gold

Bald men in Mozambique could be targets of ritual attacks, police have warned, after the recent killing of five men for their body parts.

Two suspects have been arrested in the central district of Milange, where the killings occurred.

“The belief is that the head of a bald man contains gold,” said Afonso Dias, a police commander in Mozambique’s central Zambezia province.

Albino people have also been killed in the region for ritual purposes.

Three men have been killed in the past week alone.

  • Ed

    “The belief is that the head of a bald man contains gold”

    Easy peasy integration potential… let ’em in!

    • tom_billesley

      We must respect their culture which has greater value than ours.

      • mobuyus

        Ours? Are you out of your mind! Imam trudeau (Grand Muktar of Ottawa) has assured us we have no culture.

  • Spatchcocked

    They called me “mineral man” at work…..silver in my hair….gold in my teeth and lead in my ass…

    I simply told them fa la la…..I don’t care how hurtful you are…

    • Brett_McS

      At least they didn’t call you “precious”.

  • Brett_McS

    It seems that Neanderthals didn’t die out, they were absorbed into the greater population of modern humans in Eurasia. Modern (East) Asians have the greatest proportion of Neanderthal genes, Caucasians have a middling amount and Africans have none.

    That seems the wrong way around until it is realised that Neanderthals were actually a lot smarter than modern humans – they had bigger brains, and in Primates intelligence is proportional to brain size. Their greater intelligence was probably also a factor in making them attractive mates, leading to their absorption.

    Now it makes more sense.

    • Linda1000

      Who are the East Asians? “Asian” is such a stupid term, it identifies nobody. I’ve always thought that the Far East people of Japan, China, Taiwan, etc. are some of the smartest people in the world, even more so than white people these days?

      • Brett_McS

        East Asia (“east east”) is the Far East. “Asians” could also mean Near East (India etc) to a European.

    • But if they were so smart how come they advanced so little over all those millennia? They were good at surviving and spreading out, yes. They don’t seem ever to have produced anything we’d call art. If that’s intelligence, it’s a different kind of intelligence.

      • Frances

        They could have been the victims of the environment. If they were living at the northern edge of habitable land at the end of the last ice age, they could well have been swallowed up by the “modern” group who had the advantage of living in a better climate and – thus – able to grow their population.

  • Starlord

    Diversity is our strength. PM umm ahhh duhhh shall put them on the fast track to Canada so he can harvest them to fuel his champagne socialist giveaways.

  • Dana Garcia

    Africans can some funny ideas — for example, you wouldn’t want to be an albino. Kids get chopped up so sorcerers can use their body parts in magic.

    • simus1

      “Witch doctors” strive to develop a reputation for results among Africa’s wealthy bedrock primitives who may or may not believe the crazy shit but know it can greatly influence their own followers as well as inhibit their zero sum calculating enemies.

  • DMB
  • Frances

    Is this the African equivalent of “kick a ginger”?