Witch Doctor Busted for Grave Robbing

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Witch Doctor Busted for Grave Robbing

Postby Nyufrost » Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:00 am

This is not terribly surprising ....
Witch Doctor Robbed Graves for Medicines
Mon Jun 9, 9:32 AM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African witch doctor's medicine recipes landed him in trouble with the law when police found him using human bones he had dug up from graves to treat mental illness.

Muti, or traditional medicine, uses herbs, barks and animal parts as legal treatments for minor ailments like headaches and bad dreams, and as potions said to boost sexual performance.

But human body parts are banned from the mixture, police spokesman Mohale Ramatseba said, adding that the 39-year-old man had been arrested Friday in the northern Limpopo province for violating graves and possessing human bones.

"He had dug them from graves. He said he was healing people who were mentally ill, so he dug up the bones of people who had died," Ramatseba told Reuters, adding that police were rounding up similar offenders in the area.
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Postby Gigafrost » Tue Jun 10, 2003 3:55 pm

In the one case, the government does try to provide leeway for people with different cultural and religious belief, but it's important that those people respect the culture and belief of other cultures too. Said witchdoctor is disgracing the dead for another culture by doing so.

Seems pretty logical to arrest this witchdoctor to me.

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Postby Dracofrost » Tue Jun 10, 2003 11:48 pm

I wonder how the bones of dead people are supposed to make someone more sane...
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Postby Some Unreg Punk » Wed Jun 11, 2003 5:18 pm

maybe if you wack an insane person with it enough times... :p
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Postby Nyufrost » Thu Jun 12, 2003 1:11 am

Those are good points, Giga.

And, it is especially clever how you worked in a verse from the Witch Doctor song. :p
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