A young Malawi man has his international headlines for allowing a hyena to chew off his genitals as part of a bizarre ritual which he hoped would make him rich.
Chamangeni Zulu, from Malawi, has been hospitalised at Chipata General Hospital in Zambia, near the Malawi border, after he allowed the hyena to eat his manhood.
Zulu then walked into the bush naked in area called Makanga Lufu in the eastern province of Zambia. Apparently he was hoping only to lose a toe or two, but was unable to stop a hyena – known for their powerful jaws – from chowing down on his privates.
“I came from Malawi and when I arrived in Chipata I met some business persons who told me that the best way to become rich was to sacrifice parts of my body.
“I went to a bush where I was instructed to be naked and a hyena came to me and started eating my toes and eventually my manhood was eaten,” Zulu is quoted saying from his hospital bed.
Zulu is now coming to terms with having no genitals but his dreams of wealth remain undimmed – even if the chance of siring children is gone.
He said: “Even if I have lost some important parts of my body, I still want to get rich.”
“It is true that he lost his manhood and three toes after being bitten by a hyena, but his condition is stable.”
The Malawi man has been living and working in Zambia for the past four months.
Chipata Hospital acting medical superintendent Humphrey Chanda described the man’s condition as stable and said that he had been brought to the hospital by police officers.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :