Conflict & Justice

Dreadful Crime: Dreadlock Thefts in South Africa

A man was recently robbed of his dreadlocks at a South African night club.

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It's believed that the man's dreads were stolen to feed a growing demand for human hair extensions.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Poppy Louw of The Times newspaper in Johannesburg, about the growing number of dread thefts in South Africa.