Witchcraft convict had heart wrapped in cloth

Reuters, Aug. 1, 2002
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LUSAKA, Zambia (Reuters) –A Zambian man has been jailed for witchcraft after a human heart was found in his possession, and police are investigating a possible murder, state radio and prosecutors said Thursday.

Moses Chisambo, 60, pleaded guilty to charges of witchcraft and possession of various items used in the trade, including a “witchcraft gun” — a gun-shaped piece of wood believed to be used by witches to kill people at night.

Witchcraft is a criminal offense in Zambia, an officially Christian country where black magic is widely practiced in deeply superstitious rural communities.

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