A 25-year-old man from Duma Location in Bikita, in Masvingo province – south of Zimbabwe – has suffered an abnormal erection that has persisted for almost three weeks now and is said to be causing him excruciating pain.
Efforts to track down Tatenda Musariyarwa were fruitless but this newspaper established that he had sought help from Silveira Mission Hospital in Bikita but without success.
However, self-styled prophet Ladislus Ziki popularly known as Madzibaba Benjamin of Bikita has confirmed that he is treating Musariyarwa at his church in Bikita.
Musariyarwa is allegedly saying that he had the abnormal erection after having sex with his wife who had just returned from a trip to Harare. He failed to ejaculate in that encounter and the private part had remained erect since then.
A senior medical officer at Silveira Hospital whose name cannot be disclosed for professional reasons confirmed the case but declined to comment.
Musariyarwa cannot sleep because of the pain and the wife complains that he sometimes cries the whole night, sources said.
Silveira Hospital failed to treat him last week and then referred him to Masvingo General Hospital. It is understood they tried masturbation on him to force the private part to become placid but that did not succeed.
And instead of going to Masvingo General Hospital, Musariyarwa went to Madzibaba Benjamin's church.
The news crew has gathered that sometime in June, Stella Mutakati went to Harare to visit her brother and came back to Bikita. Upon her return, she had sex with the hubby and his manhood remained erect.
Musariyarwa was taken to Silveira Mission Hospital by his father where doctors put him on masturbation but to no avail.