Another albino murdered in Tanzania
Attackers murdered an albino girl in Tanzania, where albinos have been targeted by witchdoctors who use their body parts for lucky charms, an official said on Tuesday.
Local councillor Joseph Manyara of the western Tanzanian village where the young girl—a grade three primary school pupil—was murdered at the weekend said police were hunting the attackers.
The killing came hours after President Jakaya Kikwete on Sunday called for intensifying a crackdown against the albino killers.
Witchdoctors murder albinos on superstitious beliefs that they have magical powers to bring fortune.
At least 26 other albinos were killed in different parts of the east African country over the past year.—AFP. .