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Lady sentenced to twenty years in jail for promoting baby with albinism to native physician

Woman bags 20-year jail sentence for selling child with albinism to native doctor

A KwaZulu-Natal lady has been sentenced to twenty years in jail for promoting a toddler with albinism to an indigenous physician.

Court docket paperwork revealed that the South African lady provided the kid to the normal healer in Manguzi, within the far north of the province, for 100,000 rand.

The provincial social improvement division stated in an announcement:

“She instructed the healer, James Mthembu, {that a} baby from her space could possibly be used for conventional drugs. The incident occurred in June 2016 and Mthembu contacted the police after reaching an settlement with the perpetrator. Police arrested the girl on the scene and he or she was charged with tried human trafficking.

The lady has now been sentenced to twenty years in jail by a Ngwavuma Justice of the Peace’s Court docket for trying to promote the kid.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza praised the normal healer for reporting when the girl approached him. Khoza stated;

“We want extra of those conventional healers, who’re trustworthy and keen to talk out in opposition to wrongdoing. Human flesh makes no drugs. Killing an individual is cruelty, and everybody concerned should face the legislation. We’ve had a number of contacts with conventional healers, and they’re very clear that no therapeutic will be carried out with human physique components.

“We can’t have such conditions in our communities the place a sure sector faces a excessive threat of assault and nonetheless walks our streets in worry. The conviction of the girl concerned ought to ship a powerful message to those that proceed to violate the rights of individuals with albinism. We hope it will have a deterrent impact on all these concerned in such inhumane acts. »

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