But getting the required ingredients can be something of a challenge. Given that prize specimens include testicles, hands, feet, and best of all, human heads, you can see that good muti doesn’t come cheap. In addition, as the BBC tells us, “limbs from children, primarily the sexual organs, are said to be the most potent. These are sometimes taken from live victims because their screams are thought to enhance the power of the medicines.”
Although, sometimes it can come cheap. An enterprising young South African made a cool €2 (two Euro) by supplying a muti practitioner, (named Pat, amazingly) with the head of a seven year-old child he was minding. See this link.
"In June or July 2007, I was approached by Pat, who said I was not earning enough. He offered me R20 000 if I got the head of a young child."
"I asked Vuvani (the victim, head pictured) to come to my shack. We sat there until 7.30pm and then I grabbed him, closed his mouth with one hand and stabbed him several times in the left part of his chest. I waited until he died and then slit his head," the teenager helpfully explained.
"I put the head into one plastic bag and the body in another." The following day, he had gone to Pat and had shown him the head. "He told me he would phone me after he had sorted things out. He gave me R20 (about €2) for helping with the cement and I took the bag and left. I concealed it in a bush. I was arrested before Pat phoned me."
Headless bodies are now showing up with increasing regularity in the UK as multi-culturalism progresses further.