Albino teen died for her ‘enriching’ condition, but accused will ...


Albino teen died for her ‘enriching’ condition, but accused will walk free

The 13-year-old was murdered and dismembered for her body parts, believed by some to bring wealth


The man who stood in the Mpumalanga high court in Middelburg and confessed to digging up Gabisile Shabane’s body and painstakingly sawing through the 13-year-old’s neck will not face a day behind bars. 

Eswatini’s John Magutshwa was given immunity by the state in exchange for crucial evidence to pin down Thokozani Msibi, the alleged mastermind behind Shabane’s abduction, killing and mutilation.

The traditional healer, who lived in a leafy suburb in Emalahleni (formerly Witbank), allegedly told Magutshwa and other men that if they wished to acquire success like his, they needed to find a person with albinism to kill and dismember, and thereafter use their body parts to make a powerful “get-rich” potion. ..

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