Plumtree man shoves 10cm stick up his anus as treratment of aliment
A MAN who made headlines earlier this year after a bizarre ritualistic treatment nearly severed both his arms is living with a stick up his anus, he says in a new interview.
Martin Mlalazi, 58, from the Thokwana area of Plumtree, was admitted to the United Bulawayo Hospitals in excruciating pain in January after inserting wheel bearings just above his elbows. The bearings interrupted blood flow, caused swelling to his arms and dug into his flesh.
Now Mlalazi has revealed he is being tormented by a 10cm stick which he inserted up his anus at the same time as the bearings, on the recommendations of a self-styled traditional healer.
The hospital called in specialist engineers from the Bulawayo City Council and the Fire Brigade who painstakingly used grinders to cut the bearings which are made from high speed steel which is known for its toughness and abrasion resistance.