Two Malawians have been arrested in Niassa, Mozambique last week for being in possession of 12 human bones.
Mozambique’s authorities said the two aged 40 and 46 were planning to sell the bones in Mozambique after they had allegedly exhumed them in Malawi.
According to Police spokesperson in Niassa province Alves Mathe, police patrolling Cuamba district town headquarters stopped, searched and later detained the two individuals.
“They exhumed the bones in neighbouring Malawi, and they were looking for a buyer in Mozambique who has already been identified. Unfortunately, this client is still at large,” police said.
In Malawi, there have been many cases of individuals being found with human bones, particularly bones of persons with albinism.
Some people falsely believe that bones of persons with albinism bring good luck.
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.