Police in Mozambique say witchdoctors appear to have switched tactics, targeting bald men rather than people with albinism.
“The belief is that the head of a bald man contains gold. The killers think they can enrich themselves out of it,” said Afonso Dias, a police commander in Mozambique’s central Zambezia province.
He said two people had been arrested over the killing of three bald men, not two as earlier reported, last month.
“This is not different from the previous belief that people with albinism had magic powers to enrich other people. Now, criminals here have ceased to target albinos. They are now after people who are bald,” Mr Dias said.