Mozambique police to protect bald men

Bald men hunted in Mozambique to be killed for rituals

Police in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia say they are beefing up their operation to crack down on increased murders of bald men.

There were reports in June that five bald men had been killed in Milange. Police think witchdoctors use a ruse that a bald head contains gold to get clients to take a person’s head to them.

Zambezia police spokesman, Miguel Caetano said the plan was to focus on the people who are ordering the killings.

“The main criminals are people from neighbouring countries, chiefly Malawi, Tanzania and the Great Lakes region” he said.

BBC/Sammie Idika