Malawi Police confirmed that a man cut off his own penis and testicles with a sharp knife last week. According to police, Pilirani Lazaro of Dowa is hospitalised at Kamuzu Central Hospital after he cut his genitals which he wanted to sell.
KCH are keeping the genitals and doctors say they could not reattach his genitalia.
“Pilirani Lazaro had indeed severed his own testicles,” a police spokesman for central region John Namalenga said. Reporters found Lazaro on the hospital bed, muttering incomprehensible phrases. “I feel pain all over my body,” he groaned.
Issues of cutting genitals have become very common in Malawi. Mzimba police spokesman Sub Inspector George Kondowe said recently that police arrested four people who attacked Joseph Nyirenda to chop off his genitals with “sharp knives.”
Private body parts of human beings are on a high demand by the witchdoctors and it is believed that people sell the penis and testicles abroad where they fetch a lot of money.
One case of this nature was concluded by the High Court in Blantyre which sentenced Peter Chakuamba to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour for cutting private parts of a fellow man. ZimAfricaNews.com