A KwaZulu-Natal woman has been jailed  for 20-year  for selling a child with albinism to a native doctor.


Court documents revealed that the South African woman offered the child to the traditional healer in Manguzi, in the far north of the province, for R100 000.

The provincial social development department said in a statement:


“She told the healer, James Mthembu, that a child from her area could be used for traditional medicine. The incident occurred in June 2016, and Mthembu made contact with the police after he had reached an agreement with the perpetrator. The police arrested the woman on the spot, and she was charged with attempted human trafficking.”


The woman has now been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Ngwavuma magistrate’s court for trying to sell the child.

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