View Full Version : Man on Quest for Knife-Proof Body Bleeds to Death

Sunday, August 29th, 2004, 02:58 AM
Tue Aug 24, 8:09 AM ET

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A Tanzanian who went to a witch doctor in search of the power to resist bullets and knife attacks died when ritual cuts made on his body proved fatal. He was one of four suspected robbers from a village in Kasulu district in western Tanzania who visited the witch doctor on a quest for magic, the African newspaper reported Tuesday. The ritual included cutting their skin and rubbing in potions and powders. The witch doctor fled after the man died Monday from profuse bleeding, the newspaper said, adding that the three survivors were arrested when they went to a hospital.

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Sunday, August 29th, 2004, 09:29 AM
One has to admire the Africans for their belief in, and connection to, the supernatural, but all too often this is combined with sheer stupidity.

Monday, August 30th, 2004, 12:40 AM
I wish all those of African decent would try such a ritual and fail in such a perfect way.

Dr. Solar Wolff
Monday, August 30th, 2004, 07:02 AM
These are the ideas which cultural anthropology would put on a par with western medicine and for which they would make excuses and finally say that they are no way inferior for the participants of that culture in which they are involved than western medicine is to us.