Maruapula residents are reeling in shock after what is suspected to resemble human male genitalia was discovered in a dustbin cage behind the Choppies Supermarket in the area on Thursday.
The thing that resembles a man’s private part, was discovered in the dustbin cage containing boxes disposed of by Choppies Supermarket. Other items found include what appears to be the leg of a hyena with long nails wrapped with beads, the horn of a cow, a goat's tail (seditse), a broken vase or nkgwana as well as small receptacles containing what looks like traditional herbs. Confirming the incident, Central Police Station commander, superintendent Mothusi Phadi said they suspect that the items might have been used by traditional doctors for traditional purposes. “We suspect that they were used for traditional purposes and later dumped there.
Residents of Maruapula should not panic because our pathologist has already tested that thing that looks like male genitals and discovered that it is designed using mud,” Phadi said. Phadi said since they have discovered that the items might have been used for traditional purposes, residents should not worry as the station will dispose of them.