Four sentenced to death over Tanzania albino death

Thought body parts had 'special powers'

(ANSA) - Rome, March 5 - Four people were sentenced to death in Tanzania Thursday after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman.
    The four killed the woman in 2008 because they subscribed to a widely held local superstition that her body parts had special powers, according to the judge in north-western town of Geita.
    The 22-year-old victim, Zawadi Mangidu, left behind a nine-month-old child. Her husband is one of those convicted.
    Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete this week vowed to tackle the killing of albinos, who are targeted for superstitious reasons.


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