Thursday, 11 April 2013

Skeletal remains found hidden in home of deposed president François Bozizé

Skeletal remains found hidden in home of deposed president François Bozizé, François Bozizé, 67, was the notoriously corrupt president of the Central African Republic from 2003 to 2013 until being ousted from power by rebels only last month. Bozizé has since fled to Cameroon for his own safety.

The Washington Post reported on April 10, that when rebels entered one of the homes he fled, they “found two human skeletons carefully hidden underneath the house.”

Although the home was empty when rebels got there, it is believed to have been previously occupied by Bozizé’s wife, Monique Bozize.

The human skeletons were found in holes cut out of the house’s garage floor that were covered by slabs of cement. The human remains were removed by the Red Cross.

“Ritual killings are a known phenomenon in Central Africa, designed to empower or bring good fortune to whoever orders the murder.”

“Bones belonging to those killed are sometimes also trafficked for use in witchcraft.” ~ Agence France-Presse

And if you think witchcraft is a far-fetched reason for the former president to have bones buried in the garage, the Post also shared that “40 percent of Central African court cases are witchcraft prosecutions.”

For more on Bozizé being deposed, see the video accompanying this article.

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