Men beware!! If you travel to The Congo, you are putting yourself at risk of having your pink bits stolen, shriveled all in the name of traditional religions and withccraft. You should be on the lookout for anyone wearing gold rings in taxis, a single touch from the so called sorcerers can lead to your genitals shrinking or disappearing alltogether. A promise to have a cure is then met with extortion of cash.
Police arrested the accused sorcerers and their victims in an effort to avoid the sort of bloodshed seen in Ghana a decade ago, when 12 suspected penis snatchers were beaten to death by angry mobs. The 27 men have since been released.
Some Kinshasa residents accuse a separatist sect from nearby Bas-Congo province of being behind the witchcraft in revenge for a recent government crackdown on its members.