A 75 year old man in Dedza is in police custody for circumcising a young boy at a Yao initiation camp without the consent of his parents.
Dedza police assistant publicist Cassim Manda said Matukukutu Dandawiri is still at Dedza police and has since been charged with unlawful wounding and abduction.
“What happened is that Mr Dandawiri’s son was being initiated at the initiation camp so this boy, knowing nothing about rules and regulations of initiation camps, went to visit his friend at the initiation camp. Mr Dandawiri called a ngaliba who came and circumcised him, and remains at the initiation camp.”
He said the boy was circumcised on July 19 when his parents were away.
Upon arrival, the father was angry that Dandawiri circumcised his child with his consent and lodged a complaint with the police.
It is not known when Dandawiri will appear in court.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :