The barbarianism for which Philippa Mdluli was hanged in Swaziland on Saturday, July 2nd, 1983, can have few equals, even in tribal Africa. A restaurant owner, she enticed one of her employees to give up his five-year-old daughter to be killed for ritual purposes.

After the girl, Thuli Mabaso, was slaughtered, her body parts were removed and served up in Mdluli’s restaurant, where the bodies of small girls were considered by the customers to be a great delicacy. Mdluli, 48, went to the scaffold with seven men, the last hangings to be held in Swaziland.