KZN police probing trafficking cases involving children with albinism

Police suspect the abductions of children with albinism are linked with muthi killings.

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JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu-Natal police say investigations are still ongoing in connection with the trafficking of children living with albinism in the province.

Officials are pleading with members of the public to come forward with any information regarding the abduction of four-year-old Maneliswa Ntombela who was last seen near his home in Richards Bay last month.

Investigations are also ongoing after allegations that a Manguzi woman attempted to sell an albino child to a traditional healer for R100,000.

Police have urged parents and community members to protect children with albinism from abductions, which are suspected to be linked to muthi killings.

The police's Thulani Zwane said: "The search is still ongoing for the four-year-old boy and we are asking members of the community who have information to come forward so we can reunite him with his family."