Witchdoctor License

January 22nd, 2010 by The Doctor

Hello fellow earthlings!

If you happen to be one of the estimated* 1.2 million pigmentally challenged or “albino” people on the planet, you may thank your god that you don’t live in Tanzania.

The hair, limbs, internal organs and genitals of albino people are considered to be a potent magical ingredient for potions and amulets made by witchdoctors in this wacky african republic.

“A Tanzanian albino activist has evidence that killers acting for witch doctors are turning to cannibalism alongside their quest for lucrative body parts as magic charms.”
“Buyers from as far away as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Kenya and Uganda believe the legs, genitals, eyes and hair of people with albinism can help them achieve instant wealth.”

“An albino hand is selling for two million shillings (£1,200),’ she said.”

“The murders are the result of seemingly conflicting beliefs spread by witch doctors, who are still consulted by many of Tanzania’s 40 million-strong population, that albinos are either cursed or have supernatural properties. Some fishermen believe that, if they weave the red hair from an albino into their nets, fish will be attracted by the golden glimmer. Miners for gold, rubies and tanzanite are reported to pay large sums for juju (magic) amulets, which they wear around their necks or strapped to their arms and which are made up with a potion mixed from albino body parts.”

The strangest part of this story is that the government has “threatened to revoke the licenses of witchdoctors who buy albino body parts.

So the government of Tanzania licenses witchdoctors?!
Is there a TAFE course you can do?

In the interest of a better deal for albinos everywhere, Doctor Maz is proud to offer you a License To Be A Witchdoctor.
simply print out the handsome certificate below, frame it and hang it on the wall of your home or office.

You will be delighted as your family and friends admire this printed evidence of your mastery of the Dark Arts. But remember – No killing albinos, OK?

* I just made this figure up.

One Response to “Witchdoctor License”

  1. Anthony Fry Says:

    I want a witchdoctor license

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