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Mother kills son, sells ear (for $20)
straitstimes.com ^ | 7/2/2010 | straitstimes.com

Posted on 07/02/2010 12:34:30 PM PDT by mainsail that

HARARE - A ZIMBEBWEAN woman killed her infant son and sold one of his ears for US$20 (S$27.95) to a traditional healer wanted for ritual murders in neighbouring Mozambique, police said on Thursday.

'We can confirm that the woman Christine Hofisi from Chipinge (near the Mozambican border) strangled her 18-month-old son to death and cut off his left ear,' deputy national police spokesman Oliver Mandipaka told AFP.

'Hofisi sold the ear to a traditional healer notorious for ritual murders in Mozambique. She sold the ear for US$20 but was given US$10 with the balance to be paid later.

'She is currently in custody in Chipinge. We are still investigating the case of murder and the investigations will extend to to Mozambique where the traditional healer is based.'

Mr Mandipaka said the traditional healer known as Maheza was facing criminal charges in his home country after being found with 11 human skulls, but he skipped bail and is now believed to be living in the border area.

Rituals murders though not common in Zimbabwe often involve traditional healers and business people who believe that the use of magic potions mixed with human organs can bring them good fortune.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; celebratediversity; demon; ear; harare; healer; humansacrifice; infanticide; maheza; mother; mozambique; multiculturalism; ritualmurders; son; zimbabwe; zimbebwean

1 posted on 07/02/2010 12:34:32 PM PDT by mainsail that
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To: mainsail that

Gotta love that multiculturalism!


2 posted on 07/02/2010 12:36:56 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: mainsail that

Yet more proof that all cultures are not equal.


3 posted on 07/02/2010 12:37:12 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: FourPeas

“Yet more proof that all cultures are not equal.”

Exactly, some would have gotten more than $19.99 for it :)


4 posted on 07/02/2010 12:38:04 PM PDT by mainsail that ("A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights" - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: mainsail that

Sounds like a candidate for asylum or illegal immigration to USA


5 posted on 07/02/2010 12:38:14 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: mainsail that; a fool in paradise

What about the other ear? I’d pay a good price for it.


6 posted on 07/02/2010 12:39:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: mainsail that

Oh, Zim. I only get excited if it’s in the States, and even then I’m not truly shocked depending upon the neighborhood.


7 posted on 07/02/2010 12:41:48 PM PDT by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: mainsail that

This is what Obamas mom did with him. Sold his brain for $40!


8 posted on 07/02/2010 12:42:01 PM PDT by albie
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To: mainsail that

“She sold the ear for US$20 but was given US$10 with the balance to be paid later.”

She should have held out for a coupon for a free small french fries with the purchase of a hamburger and regular soft drink.


9 posted on 07/02/2010 12:44:36 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: mainsail that

Just think how much Obama’s ear would have fetched!


10 posted on 07/02/2010 12:48:42 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“a candidate for asylum or illegal immigration to USA”

Yeah she should head down to the UN depot where european leftists hand-pick them, tell them what to do, and put them on planes to America.


11 posted on 07/02/2010 12:52:34 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Revolting cat!

*What about the other ear? I’d pay a good price for it.*

My thoughts exactly. Weren’t there any competing businesses that would have paid for the other ear?


12 posted on 07/02/2010 12:55:29 PM PDT by j-damn
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To: mainsail that

ping


13 posted on 07/02/2010 12:56:32 PM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
Yeah, I hope his security detail is aware of this. He's gotta being walking around with somebody’s retirement hanging off the sides of his head.
14 posted on 07/02/2010 12:57:53 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: mainsail that

We have a complete ass in the White House for sale as well.


15 posted on 07/02/2010 12:58:33 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Niuhuru

“Diversity is our strength.”


16 posted on 07/02/2010 1:03:08 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Green shoots? Those aren't green shoots! Those are mold spots!)
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To: mainsail that
Her mistake was in selling the ear for the wrong reasons. See, if she'd just passed it off as a cure for Parkinson's disease, like they're doing for injections of fetal cells, she'd have been just fine.
17 posted on 07/02/2010 1:05:36 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Wilderness Conservative

We have a complete ass in the White House for sale as well.

***************

I suppose in aggregate that is true . . .

BO is half-assed, and MO is so generously assed that she is at least 150% of a normal ass. That makes the requisite volume, with a little margin to spare.


18 posted on 07/02/2010 1:06:14 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (The Democrats' mascot is a jackass. This is because they are asses who are in it for the jack.)
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Sorry, folks...

But this is just way too damned sad and sick to even qualify for dark humor.


19 posted on 07/02/2010 1:06:19 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: labette

I agree. It’s evil, I don’t care what the culture.


20 posted on 07/02/2010 1:11:09 PM PDT by twigs
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To: mainsail that

Let her immigrate to the US. We need more Obama voters/s


21 posted on 07/02/2010 1:20:58 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: mainsail that

I’m pleased that they are going to get the mom for murder. Hopefully there will be some justice.


22 posted on 07/02/2010 1:31:14 PM PDT by Mark was here (Fighting for freedom is never easy, especially when your enemies are merely fighting for free stuff.)
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To: mainsail that

Add this one to the “descent of man” list.


23 posted on 07/02/2010 1:36:07 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: labette

You’re right of course, but I think sometimes humor is a way of dealing with evil that you feel powerless to do anything about. Many comedians underwent some pretty cruel times.


24 posted on 07/02/2010 2:13:51 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: throwback

bttt


25 posted on 07/02/2010 2:14:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: mainsail that

Another heartwarming story from another nation ruled by a progressive african.


26 posted on 07/02/2010 2:14:53 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: throwback

Shucks...Wasn’t my intent to single anyone out. But I have to wonder sometimes ‘bout these humans that were created in God’s image.

Few in the animal kingdom routinely behave this despicably :(


27 posted on 07/02/2010 2:28:44 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: Signalman
Let her immigrate to the US.

To be fair, the U.S. Department of Immigration will need to grant visas to several hundred canibals from the Congo.

Of course, the U.S. Government will need to pass laws against cannibal hate crime, to ensure the cannibal community and their culture is respected in the U.S.

28 posted on 07/02/2010 2:33:15 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: mainsail that

registered Democrat?


29 posted on 07/02/2010 2:34:24 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: mainsail that

It’s so much better in Zimbabwe now since they aren’t being held down by Whitey anymore.


30 posted on 07/02/2010 2:38:46 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: labette

Yeah, that’s why I love my dog. He’s never evil, just annoying and stupid.


31 posted on 07/02/2010 2:42:43 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: mainsail that

civilizsation is a rare thing and I think we are losing it, even here.


32 posted on 07/06/2010 7:51:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Just say NO to conservativecave.com, it rots your teeth!)
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