Selling Body Parts For Black Magic At Hospital Morgues

morgueIn the organ thieves’ defense, this is recycling. Via South Africa’s IOL News:

An extensive black market in human body parts has been uncovered in Swaziland’s second-largest hospital. Demand is strong in the country for human ingredients for use in traditional potions. Even the water used to wash corpses in the hospital mortuary is being sold to traditional healers.

The practice of selling human organs from the mortuary at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in the central commercial hub of Manzini is an open secret. A human brain costs R1,000. Other parts, from internal organs to body fat, fetch from R400 to R1,000.

Body parts are roasted and pulverised into an ash, and mixed with herbs for a potion that is either drunk, ingested or in some cases rubbed into the blood through a razor cut to the skin. The user is then endowed with supernatural power, according to belief.

10 Comments on "Selling Body Parts For Black Magic At Hospital Morgues"

  1. Wonder if they offer drive-through service? That would sure be handy. “Hi, I’d like a left hand with a side of eyeballs please.”

  2. ironic, because how many who read this story think these people are absurdly superstitious. while at the same time, thinking it is wrong to use someone’s dead body parts in this way. as if the dead are sacred. that’s kinda superstitious in itself

    • jake mcleay | Oct 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm |

      it’s not so much the dead being sacred as it is the fact that having your body parts harvested for crap like this, with no say in it. it’s an injustice. when i die i want my body to stay complete, i dont know why, maybe it’s because i have lived with it all my life and have grown accustomed to it and i like it. it’s about respect for a person, dead or alive.

      • but if consciousness is gone when the body goes, why the hell does it matter?

        • weirdo hippie | Oct 13, 2013 at 12:17 am |

          It doesn’t,but it’s kind of greedy and disingenuous to not share profits with family, and not disclose the practice

  3. mauriziojuvefc | Oct 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm |

    recycling, what’s the problem?

  4. Once the parts are reduced to their constituent minerals and ash, one would be hard pressed to explain that the dust has any special powers. Any animated behaviour is associated with the organism when it was alive. Go eat some dirt at a graveyard. Whoever is paying money for these potions doesn’t witness where these dubious ingredients come from anyway. Bunch of idiots. You should be more concerned that fast food restaurants are selling you ground beef which includes the ground up thyroid gland, thus causing Graves disease in consumers due to elevated levels of the thyroid hormone TSH. Look that up… 🙂

  5. I tried

  6. I bet if this was the done thing in western civilization, they’d sell you the brain ash smoothie but it would be 99% Donkey testicles. At least you get what you paid for with these guys.

  7. tesmith47 | Oct 13, 2013 at 2:29 am |

    HEY, stop maligning us Catholics. just because we believe
    The Gospel of John in Chapter 6, The Discourse on the Bread of Life, presents Jesus
    as saying: “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his
    blood, you do not have life within you… Whoever eats my flesh and
    drinks my blood remains in me and I in him!!

    oh, sorry this article is not about Christian Catholics, it is about some other superstitious belief system


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