Man dies after circumcising self

2010-12-14 20:36

Johannesburg - A 19-year-old youth died in hospital on Tuesday after he circumcised himself with a knife in Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said.

Captain Jackson Manatha said incident happened at Zingqayi village, Butterworth on Friday.

"He was then taken to Butterworth Hospital where he was being treated. He died on Tuesday."

Police were conducting an inquest.

  • ArtGee - 2010-12-14 22:05

    Must have used a BUTTER knife...but wasn't WORTH it! Is he from BUTTERWORTH?

  • Mundu - 2010-12-14 22:07

    Here's one for the Darwin awards.

      Tormore - 2010-12-15 11:26

      *lol* good one!

  • draadsitter - 2010-12-14 22:12

    Gene Police: You, out of the pool, NOW!

  • Alan - 2010-12-14 22:27

    I know Butterworth. I always thought that it was fairly boring - but why not just read a book instead of self-circumcising to pass the day?

  • rodneykdc - 2010-12-15 05:44

    What a PRICK!!

  • Mandy - 2010-12-15 06:38

    Seriously? Surely there was SOMETHING else to do that day?

      ijani - 2010-12-15 10:57

      Yes there was lots to do that day, but it required common sense.

  • PrefabSprout - 2010-12-15 07:32

    Yep, I agree it was a stupid thing to do. But I think that there could be (my opinion) an underlying reason as to why he did this. Possibly the fear of having to attend one of those initiation camps..........

      Pamela - 2010-12-15 09:30

      Still natural selection though

      Pamela - 2010-12-15 09:30

      Still natural selection though

      mphozania - 2011-08-08 15:13

      @ Pamela initiation is compulsory in some other families. Eish! I dont know what to say... That Idiot just ended his life in style... Very sad

  • Ghostworrier - 2010-12-15 07:39

    Why cut off fifteen mm before you know how long it's going to get. Stupid DICK....................//

  • BigMoose - 2010-12-15 07:39

    One less vote for the ANC

      blackman - 2010-12-15 08:51

      You are a moronic racist fool.

      blackman - 2010-12-15 10:11

      hahaha, white ppl? never cease to amaze me sometimes. lol!

      blackman - 2010-12-15 10:14

      hahaha, pink ppl? never cease to amaze me sometimes. lol!

      April - 2010-12-15 12:24

      @blackman I agree, every culture has their own beliefs and customs and should be entitled to them, however when you generalize about white people like you are; you are being a racist too! You are on the same level as BigMoose and Gazza Boy.

      lee.larryblue - 2010-12-20 11:26


      mphozania - 2011-08-08 15:22

      Here we go again... Dude, this has nothing to do with ANC or Blacks generally. Come on now

  • blackman - 2010-12-15 09:03

    sad indeed, another precious life stolen

      Pamela - 2010-12-15 09:31

      It wasn't stolen, he did it to himself

      gbrits2009 - 2010-12-15 09:44

      No life stolen .. he lost it by STUPIDITY !!

      blackman - 2010-12-15 10:10

      I don't expect u to understand these things, certainly not.

      Ockert - 2010-12-15 10:29

      Whats to understand - the guy was obviously not the 'sharpest' tool in the shed.

      Aan Tizot - 2010-12-15 13:09

      Not really that sad at all, it's self inflicted stupidity. Thats all there is to understand.

      Snoopy88 - 2010-12-15 13:12

      I think you should explain and educate these foolish people so that they do understand.

  • Dog Poo - 2010-12-15 09:07

    Eissh this is a dumnut, you penis was in perfect shape, until you botched it by circumcising yourself. You have increased the stats of fatal botched circumcisions?

      mphozania - 2011-08-08 15:31

      Eishh son!!! There goes my yoyo. Imagine if he was to explain this to Jesus... It's not funny though. I think he will be prosecuted for self Murder if there's any court after life.

  • Krush - 2010-12-15 09:54

    And the darwin award goes to....

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  • kaps - 2010-12-15 10:02

    for sure he was mentally disturbed,i mean a normal person wont do such this is where we talk about witch craft.

  • snmokoena - 2010-12-15 11:25

    Making eveything discussed in the news room political is absolutely stupid. why can't people stop saying things about race, politics when commenting about issues like this. it doesn't help to dish out how u feel about whites or blacks on the matter like this one, it only shows how stupid people can be. but if u feel its a good thng then continue.

  • Baboon sheperd - 2010-12-15 11:39

    How much is a razor blade? @BigMoose - all you are concerned about is the ANC losing votes!

  • Simon - 2010-12-15 12:15

    one life lost all about culture.wait why just do away with this old crap. nkwenkwe not a nkwenkwe Iam still human

  • Aan Tizot - 2010-12-15 12:35

    Eeeeish, a true genius.

  • Snoopy88 - 2010-12-15 13:07

    The ignorance and insensitivity of many of the people posting here ... You don't understand the importance of this ritual for young men. He probably didn't have a father or older male relative who could mentor him through the process and ensure his safety. That he would rather risk his life than not be accepted as a man in his society is truly, truly tragic. He is not a fool or a coward, actually to operate on yourself would take balls I think! We need to work out some way of helping these young men reach manhood in the traditional sense so that they do not continue to die needlessly like this. And the answer is not stopping the practice - you have no right to tell someone what their cultural, religious views should be! You would be offended if someone did the same to you. And the likes of Pamela etc please remember that this is someone's CHILD. You are just heartless!

  • lee.larryblue - 2010-12-20 11:25

    I wonder what he was thinking....

  • LadyOfDesign - 2011-08-08 15:19

    OMG...maybe he was high??

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