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Basutoland medicine murder

Great Britain. Office of Commonwealth Relations.

Basutoland medicine murder

a report on the recent outbreak of "diretlo" murders in Basutoland

by Great Britain. Office of Commonwealth Relations.

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Published by H.M. Stationery Off. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sotho (African people) -- Medicine.,
  • Law, Sotho.,
  • Sotho (African people) -- Politics and government.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementpresented by the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to Parliament.
    SeriesCmd. ;, 8209, Cmd. (Great Britain. Parliament) ;, 8209.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT786.5 .G73 1951
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 103 p., [2] fold. leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages103
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3897168M
    LC Control Number81459099


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Basutoland medicine murder: a report on the recent outbreak of "diretlo" murders in Basutoland. Medicine murder involved the cutting of body parts from victims, usually while they were still alive, to be used for the preparation of medicines intended to enhance the power of the perpetrators.

A 'very startling' increase in cases of medicine murder apparently took place in Basutoland (now Lesotho), in southern Africa, in the late s and Cited by: Medicine murder involved the cutting of body parts from victims, usually while they were still alive, to be used for the preparation of medicines intended to enhance the power of the perpetrators.

A ‘very startling’ increase in cases of medicine murder apparently took place in Basutoland (now Lesotho), in southern Africa, in the late s. A ‘very startling’ increase in cases of medicine murder apparently took place in Basutoland (now Lesotho), in southern Africa, in the late s and the early s.

It gave rise to. The murder of human beings for their body parts is a crime in all countries. Such practices have been confirmed or suspected to occur within a handful of contexts.

Medicine murder (not to be confused with "medical murder" due to medical negligence) means the killing of a human being in order to excise body parts to use as medicine or for magical purposes in witchcraft.

Murray and Sanders have navigated an empirical route through these problems based on the compilation from court archives of a near-definitive record of over medicine murder cases in Basutoland from to During this period, over people were charged with medicine murder and were : David Pratten.

Basutoland Medicine Murder: A Report on the Recent Outbreak of "diretlo" Murders in Basutoland Volume of Cmd. (Great Britain. Parliament) Authors: G. Jones, Great Britain. Office of Commonwealth Relations: Publisher: H.M.

Stationery Office, Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. Chiefs who on one day spoke `for the nation' in the Basutoland National Council were arrested for medicine murder on the next.

Witnesses who gave evidence relating to medicine murders, whether independently or as accomplices, experienced acute conflicts of loyalty and conscience. MEDICINE MURDER IN BASUTOLAND: COLONIAL RULE AND MORAL CRISIS Colin Murray and Peter Sanders THE LATE s: 'A VERY STARTLING INCREASE' Two chiefs were hanged at dawn on Wednesday 3 August in the gaol at Maseru, the capital of the British colony of Basutoland.

One was Bereng Griffith Lerotholi, Principal Chief of the Phamong ward in the. Medicine murder involved the cutting of body parts from victims, usually while they were still alive, to be used for the preparation of medicines intended to enhance the power of the perpetrators.

A 'very startling' increase in cases of medicine murder apparently took place in Basutoland (now Lesotho), in southern Africa, in the late s and the early s. A Medicine murder is the killing of a human being in order to excise body parts to use as medicine.

It is not human sacrifice in a religious sense. Its practice in the format described below occurs primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Medicine murder in southern Africa has been documented in some small detail in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, although it is a difficult subject to investigate.

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Author(s): Jones,G I; Great Britain. Commonwealth Relations Office. Title(s): Basutoland medicine murder; a report on the recent outbreak of "diretlo" murders in Basutoland,presented by the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to Parliament by command of His Majesty, April,   Incremental changes over time meant that the judicial system evolved far more smoothly than in Basutoland.

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Casalis, in his book, "My Life in Basutoland," describes his introduction to Mosheshue (who he considers must have been then about forty-five), his wizened old father, Mokhatchane, and his favourite wife, a woman with a calm, happy face, and the manners of a lady, and between whom and her lord existed a very strong bond of love.The victims of such murders were overpowered and rendered unconscious, and various parts of their bodies were removed before they were finally killed.

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