Two men have been recorded offering to behead a child, crack open their skull and remove their brain to bring business success to an undercover reporter.

The gruesome offer was captured by the BBC, as they investigated a series of gruesome murders in the East African state of Malawi.

Victims in the area had been beheaded and had other body parts removed.

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One of the men is recorded saying: "We take the head. If you want, we can break the skull and take out the brain."

The other adds: "Or we can crack the skull and pull out the tongue."

The BBC team were working with undercover reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas to get to the bottom of the horrific killings.

Locals blamed the murders on black magic "muti" killers, who used body parts as charms to bring luck to rich clients.

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Anas posed as a wealthy businessman looking to increase his fortunes, and tracked down one of the suspected killers.

The man, who called himself Kamanga, explains to a hidden camera that the head and genitals are the most powerful for bringing business success.

The undercover reporters meet Kamanga a second time at night, when he and an accomplice offer to kill kids and drink their blood.

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