A prominent albino man died this week from skin cancer. No surprises there, as we often see the horrible marks of the sun on their fair skin. The reason for the story is at the funeral as people grieved his death, plans were being made for another reason.
Albino body parts are known here for special spiritual power, traditional african medicine. The family had to find a way of stopping people raiding the grave at night and stealing the body parts. They had to buy 2 x 50kg bags of cement to box him in (normally cement is not used at all) and then post guards until the body is decomposed!
Another story, that happen to Tim this week.
A crowd of people surrounding a person out near the river. The man was a fish trapper who got caught by a croc. He got away but not quite quick enough. The croc got his fingers, Tim saw the guy ride past him on the back of a bike heading to hospital holding his bloodied fingerless hand. The rawness of life never ceases to amaze us!