A MALAWIAN whose private parts were chopped off by unknown people at Mashanga village in Paramount Chief Mpezeni’s area says he wants his assailants to be sentenced to death once they are arrested.

Seveni Phiri, who is currently nursing serious wounds at Chipata Central Hospital, said he was bitter with the people that sliced his private parts last Thursday.

Narrating the ordeal from his hospital bed, Phiri said on the material day he went to buy salt but later joined his colleagues who were drinking Kachasu beer.

“When I left this place, a certain young man hit me with a brick but I never stopped. In fact, I even started running. After running a short distance, a certain tall man called me and asked me to stop, which I did. This man hit me with a crab and started dragging me to a stream where people were collecting sand. I only realised when they had finished chopping all my private parts. I didn’t know that they were cutting my private parts and they were many,” he said.

Phiri said he was later taken to the headman, Katandala clinic and later to Chipata Central Hospital where he was currently admitted.

“I don’t know why they sliced off my private parts; the people who attacked me are the ones who know the reasons why they did this to me. They chopped off everything. I don’t know all the people who attacked me but I can only remember one young man who stays in the same village. I strongly suspect they sell the private parts while on the
females they also target breasts,” he said.

Phiri said he stays at Shabati village but that he just went to buy salt at Mashanga village where the incident occurred.

He said he was not married but that he had three children from his former wife.

Phiri said he would continue thanking God in his life but issues to do with women had come to an end.

“Issues to do with women have come to an end but I will continue thanking God. If they are caught, what I want is for these people to be hanged and nothing else because what they did to me is like killing. I can’t feel for these people. I am much better but it pains when they are cleaning it but the (fractured left thigh) is giving me problems,” he said.

Phiri appealed to the people around Mashanga village not to move in the night because the area was dangerous.

On Monday, Chipata Central Hospital senior superintendent Dr Mbinga Mbinga told reporters that Phiri suffered traumatic amputation.

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