Authorities is Tanzania have suspended trials of the witches accused of killing albinos in order to harvest their body parts for good luck charms.
Locals, however, feel that the suspended trials are a sign that the government is complict or actually supportive in the killings.
The murders began in 2007 but only reached the Kahama and Shinyanga high courts a few weeks ago. In just those few weeks the courts are citing a lack of funds.
Albino killing is similar problem in neighbouring Burundi where dozens have been kidnapped and then dismembered. Body parts are believed to reach several thousand dollars in gruesome black markets run by witch doctors.
In Pure Spirit
What do you think? Have the courts really run out of money? Is the Tanzanian government really supporting the witch doctors here?
Captain Obvious says
Shame on the government of Tanzania, and shame on the brainless fools who believe the rubbish that these witchdoctors preach. The human condition is so primative.