No, seriously. In the Congo, 13 suspected sorcerers have been arrested. These guys were accused of engaging in black magic and “stealing or shrinking men’s penises”.
Apparently this “practice” has caused quite some panic. Things like these aren’t uncommon in West Africa, where strange ritual, magic and withcraft are still kept very much alive.
I think the whole penis issue is rather funny though. The rumours began circulating last week in Kinshasa, according to Reuters.
It went as far as radio call-in shows where listeners advised to beware of fellow passengers in communal taxis wearing gold rings.
We laugh about it, but I’m sure the guys there where clinging onto their penises for dear life. Damn those penis snatchers!