Well, you are in for a surprise if you are a male who happens to be visiting the Congo on business.
According to well-placed sources (a friend of mine who reads the ‘bizarre’ sections of news websites), men in the Congo are having their ‘private parts’ either amputated or shrunk.
Says the Reuters article:
Purported victims, 14 of whom were also detained by police, claimed that sorcerers simply touched them to make their genitals shrink or disappear, in what some residents said was an attempt to extort cash with the promise of a cure.
Joe Bavier, Reuters’ man in the street down in the Congo, says that rumours of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, quickly dominating radio call-in shows. Listeners were reportedly advised to beware of fellow passengers in communal taxis who were wearing gold rings.
Apparently, reports of penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur.
“It’s real. Just yesterday here, there was a man who was a victim. We saw. What was left was tiny,” said 29-year-old Alain Kalala, who sells phone credits near a Kinshasa police station.
Don’t say you haven’t been warned!
Thank goodness I’m receiving all of those penis enlargement adverts in my emails these days — very timely, indeed! I feel
bigger better already!