Uncategorized June 03, 2016 at 06:00 am

Africa’s Most Bizarre Traditions

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi June 03, 2016 at 06:00 am

June 03, 2016 at 06:00 am | Uncategorized

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Women of Chewa tribe

Corpse Cleansing

This is certainly one of Africa’s most-bizarre traditions and mainly practiced by the Chewa (pictured) tribe in Malawi. When one dies, his or her corpse is taken to a sacred place and cut open at the throat. They then pour water through the hole and squeeze it down the stomach until it exits through the anus. This process is done repeatedly until the water comes out clean. What’s even more disturbing is the fact that this water is used to prepare food for the entire tribe.

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