A TEENAGE boy used a machete to circumcise his penis after being mocked by friends.
The boy turned to the extreme measure after friends mocked him and said he wouldn’t get a girlfriend.
After carrying out his own circumcision using the nearest implement to hand – a machete – the teen was rushed to hospital.
He spent two days receiving treatment at St Luke’s Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe’s Lupane District.
Doctors were baffled as to why he had attempted to remove his own foreskin when voluntary healthcare professionals could have visited him at home.
Dr Nyasha Masuka, medical director of Matabeleland North Province, said: “t seems the other boys were laughing at him for not being circumcised so he used a machete to circumcise himself and he injured himself in the process.”
“He was rushed to St Lukes Hospital where the health staff circumcised him.”
The disturbing incident comes just a few weeks after a Muslim boy’s penis was sliced in half during a botched circumcision using a laser technique.
In Islam, Muslim boys need to be circumcised while in primary school in what is seen as a rite of passage.