WHEN Jack Dube went to the clinic to have a painful tooth pulled out, he never thought he’d return home a circumcised man.
But two smooth-talking campaigners convinced him of the health benefits of the cut, so after being in the dentist chair he went to have his 4-5 foreskin removed.
But now poor Jack (31) is a sad man because his 4-5 has stopped working and is only good for peeing. He told Daily Sun he believes it is a punishment sent by his ancestors.
“It doesn’t work anymore and it’s been two years now,” said Jack from Hillbrow, in Joburg. Jack saidthat in his family they don’t do circumcisions.
“We were all told that we should never do it as it would anger our ancestors,” he said. However, in 2015 he disobeyed his ancestors and had his foreskin cut.
“I never wanted to. I had gone to Hillbrow clinic to remove a painful tooth,” he said.
He said as he was about to go home, two women at the clinic door approached him about a circumcision campaign.
He said after he went home, his 4-5 was very painful and he had to go back to hospital. “It was swollen and getting bigger.”
That was the last time it got bigger. The Gauteng Health MEC’s spokesman, Khutso Rabathata, asked for Jack’s details and promised to forward his matter to their quality control unit.