Skip to comments.Africa: Male genitalia tops witchcraft list (Most popular trafficked body part)
Posted on 05/08/2011 11:29:31 PM PDT by Stoat
Male genitalia are the most sought-after human body part for use in harmful traditional practices, including witchcraft, in South Africa and Mozambique.
This is according to a research report released by the Mozambican Human Rights League in partnership with Childline South Africa in Durban on Thursday.
The study also found South Africa had created a market for body parts trafficked from Mozambique.
The research showed that at least one mutilation occurred in both countries every two weeks during the 14 months of the study between 2008 and 2010.
Male and female genitalia, tongues, ears, heads and breasts were among the body parts that topped the list of those most sought after in the two countries.
According to the research projects manager, Simon Fellows, the vast majority of mutilations, 89 percent, took place in Mozambique. However, 75 percent of the parts removed from a body ended up in South Africa.
Fellows said this indicated that South Africa was on the receiving end, while Mozambique was the supplier of human body parts.
The research concluded that body parts were trafficked regularly and organs often taken from victims while they were alive or directly after they had been murdered.
Fellows said the project hosted 59 workshops and worked with 48 focus groups. About 327 people were interviewed and the workshops were attended by 1 949.
He said many participants in the research believed the body parts were to be sold or used for activities relating to witchcraft, muti (medicine) or harmful traditional practices.
The belief was that the use of body parts in muti was to create powerful traditional medicine based partly on human body parts, said Fellows.
Traditional healer Bongani Shangase, speaking at the launch of the report, said he and other traditional healers did not dispute the findings, but they did not agree with statements that traditional healers used body parts.
We want this research to differentiate between witches and traditional healers because we do not use body parts to carry out our calling. Witches do that, he said.
Other traditional healers criticised the study, saying it painted them in a bad light and asking for more conclusive research to be done so people could understand how traditional healers worked. - The Mercury
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As far as I can see, there is no reason for anyone to ever enter the entire continent of Africa.
If they’d legalize drugs made from genitalia, there wouldn’t be an underground economy in it...
I was trying to think of something witty to say, but you took the wind out of my sails. That was truly funny! ;o)
This administration is the gift that keeps on giving.
Tell ‘em not to waste their time going to Washington, DC in search of......will be a useless exercise.
Body part trafficers would have no interest in him....
There go my vacation plans.
This must be why “Stimulus” money was spent to teach them how to wash their privates...
Feds Spent $800,000 of Economic Stimulus on African Genital-Washing Program
Monday, September 13, 2010
By Matt Cover
CNSNews.com) The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.
The genitalia-washing program is part of a larger $12-million UCLA study examining how to better encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling however, only the penis-washing study received money from the 2009 economic stimulus law. The washing portion of the study is set to end in 2011.
NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications, the grant abstract states. We propose to evaluate the feasibility of a post-coital genital hygiene study among men unwilling to be circumcised in Orange Farm, South Africa.
Unfortunately, so is the Republican House Speaker...
Maybe it s/b “Male Genitalia TUPS Witchcraft List”.