Lynchings in Congo as Penis Theft Panic Hits Capital

Horse thieves were lynched in the American Wild West; in modern Africa, it’s penis thieves. Penis theft is apparently a con game, but it seems to be a rather dangerous one. This isn’t the first time suspected penis snatchers have been physically attacked or killed in Africa.

Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men’s penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.

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Purported victims, 14 of whom were also detained by police, claimed that sorcerers simply touched them to make their genitals shrink or disappear, in what some residents said was an attempt to extort cash with the promise of a cure. Read more/a>

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