Killing to sell someone's body parts?!? What the hell is the matter with these people? And the fact that the man 'hacked' off the head with a 'knife'. That must have been some knife. And what do you do with a hacked off head? 'some traditional healers believe are essential ingredients for certain kinds of medicine' I want to know what kind of medicine this is so that I never have to go to that doctor.
Human Head for Sale
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African police sting operation has bagged a murderer and the human head he was trying to sell for use in traditional medicine, police said on Thursday. Police have in the past uncovered several so-called muti murders of people killed for body parts that some traditional healers believe are essential ingredients for certain kinds of medicine. Police said the head belonged to a 52-year-old man whose headless corpse was found Monday in Krugersdorp. The head had been hacked off with a knife. "A trap was set whereby a 23-year-old man was arrested who had attempted to sell the head for 10,000 rand ($980) for muti purposes," a police statement said. The arrest was made on Wednesday in Krugersdorp, a town west of Johannesburg. The suspect will appear in court Friday to face a charge of murder. Police said they believed he had stabbed his victim several times before decapitating him.