Authorities released a statement and said that the 6-year-old child, who was not identified due to his age, was reportedly pepper sprayed before having a crucial body part cut off and left for dead in ditch. Local residents reportedly heard the boy crying out for help. Looking for the wound the local residents thought the boy would have been stabbed, but were horrified to discover that the schoolboy was more seriously injured.

According to The Daily Mail, his condition was close to death from loss of blood when he was found on a rough wasteland near a gold mine. Local residents were outraged. One of the residents reportedly said: “Who would do such a thing to such a little boy – it really is the cruellest of the cruel. To pepper spray the little boy is bad enough but to cut off his g-nitals is just barbaric and that kid will have mental issues for the rest of his life. I know the boy and he is often around looking for a bit of food or a bit of loose change and he gets by and is always smiling and is always polite.  

He was found in an overgrown field with his genitals missing and unable to see properly due to the pepper spray which is dreadfully painful on its own.” Another resident reportedly said: ”I am considering moving out of the area as we feel unsafe as I have boys as well and don’t want them attacked as well.” Another said: “The rumours are that it is Satan!sm or taking body parts for a voodoo ritual but this little boy will now not be able to have children ever.”

The police station commander Colonel Mbele confirmed the police are investigating a case of attempted murder. However, she refused to comment on the boys’ horrific injuries due to the nature of them. Colonel Mbele also said it was unknown as yet if it was adults or an older child who attacked him. the boy was rushed to the hospital and is in a stable condition.