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michael jackson buried by African tribes

Published: Monday, August 3, 2009, 12:19 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]London (ANI): michael jackson has been 'laid to rest' by African tribes, who have worshipped the King of Pop since he visited them 17 years ago. The Anyi people, based in Ivory Coast, crowned the star Prince Michael Amalaman Anohin to make him their king-in-waiting, and thought he was a god with magic powers who would eventually rule over them.

Tribal leaders went to the American Embassy with the demand that Jackson's body be sent to them, but were left facing disappointment. They recently buried his spirit in a funeral-style ceremony in the village of Krindjabo, in the Sanwi Kingdom in front of thousands of mourners.

“If the Americans or his family permitted us to bring the body here, we'd do what needs to be done," the Daily Star quoted tribesman Emmanuel Kassy Kofi as saying. “It was Michael himself who tested his DNA, found this is where he came from and said it'd be good to find his family," Kofi added.

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