Mum cuts off son’s manhood


By Thandeka Moyo

A two-year-old boy has been admitted to Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo after his mother, who is a psychiatric patient, allegedly chopped off his manhood.

The woman from Magwegwe North suburb, who cannot be named for ethical reasons, was alleging that her son’s privates were too big for his age.

The baby was rushed to Mpilo Central Hospital where he has been admitted for the past two months.

Authorities are reportedly now looking for a Children’s Home where he will be taken to when he is discharged.

A family member who spoke on condition of anonymity said the baby’s mother was taken to Ingutsheni Central Hospital following the incident.

“We were shocked when we heard that she had cut her son’s privates. Neighbours said she called them screaming for help after chopping the manhood which she described as too big for his age,”she said.

“We’re equally shocked and sad that the boy will live without his manhood for the rest of his life. It was a traumatic incident and we hope both him and the mother will recover.”

She said a police report was made.

Mpilo acting clinical director Dr Xolani Ndlovu said: “I’m sorry I’m not in a position to confirm or deny if there is indeed such a patient as it involves a minor.”

A nurse who spoke on condition of anonymity said the child had suffered a traumatic amputation.

“This child came here sometime in January and we didn’t see the piece of the cut manhood. We have been treating and nursing him since then as his mother had to be taken to Ingutsheni Central Hospital. She had become a hazard to the child and other patients as she exhibited violent tendencies,” said the nurse. The Chronicle

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  • Why do you let mentally ill people keep children.You are also mad psychiatry Docs.

    • It’s the social workers and relatives who are to blame.

    • Docs and social workers are all part of the health team.So all are to blame.For the family??? There are nt professionals

  • Even the relatives of the mother you are to blame.u shld hve been taking care of the child.l cnt imagine the pain the kid is going thru

  • The mother deserves a death sentence

  • danzo

    Being a father of a bubbling 3 year old myself, am touched and saddened at the same time for the little child whose manhood was chopped off by his sick mother. My question is why is the child being taken to a home, isn’t there a relative who can take him in ?

  • I’m the relative Tinashe

  • This satanic wave based in KwaZulu Natal followed the Khumalo clan and its tormenting them period

  • Kna mwari vakanonoka kuuya we will see nd hear more things in this world

  • Life

  • Do mentally ill people have a right to have sex?

  • Ooh nkosi yami