Skip to comments.Tortured by a Witch Doctor, Saved by Australian Surgeons
Posted on 05/15/2012 8:26:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The squeals of happiness from George Mukisa hide the terrible truth behind his trip to Australia from Uganda.
George is a survivor of child sacrifice. He was aged just two, playing football with his brothers, when a neighbour, John Otebati, offered to take him into town for sweets. Instead, Otebati, a witch doctor, took him to a nearby banana plantation and removed his genitals with a knife. In Uganda, children live in fear of child sacrifice, driven by unscrupulous witch doctors and their accomplices or fraudulent traditional healers who claim they can bring power, prosperity and money.
A report by the British charity Jubilee Campaign and Kyampisi Childcare Ministries last year described the crime as a relatively recent phenomenon that was not a part of traditional culture.
According to the research, greed and a growing middle class in Uganda have fuelled the demand for child sacrificial rituals, during which the youngsters' organs, blood and limbs are used after they have been killed.
George survived that brutal day in February 2009 only because passers-by heard his cries and interrupted Otebati, who fled, leaving George in a pool of blood.
He was rushed to hospital where doctors used a flap from his forearm to perform penile replacement surgery.
He's a fighter. He's gone through a lot of pain. He remembers vividly what happened to him even though he was so young, said the founder and executive director of Kyampisi ministries, Peter Sewakiryanga.
When George's artificial penis stopped working two years ago, a urethral catheter was inserted into his abdomen, which allowed him to pass urine. But he is an active child and the tube constantly became dislodged. It had to be painfully removed and replaced weekly causing him pain and leading to dangerous infections.
In 2010 a chance meeting between Pastor Sewakiryanga who was visiting Australia from South Africa to talk to politicians and church groups about child sacrifice and Geoff Mitchell, an Australian professor of general practice, changed his life. Professor Mitchell was horrified to learn of George's ordeal and approached a friend, a Brisbane urological surgeon, David Winkle. A week ago Dr Winkle and a plastic surgeon, Scott Ingram, performed a life-changing operation to re-route George's urethra. They also revised previous reconstructive surgeries, to make George look completely normal.
But, but, aren’t all cultures and belief systems equally valid? /s
some people just need killing...I’d do it myself...
Yep. If I felt nice, I might even give them a chance to repent beforehand, Paul Kersey style...
Me: “Do you love Jesus.”
Me: “Well you’re gonna meet him.”
and I’d supply the ammo, rope, baseball bat, hot pokers, glowing coals, or your own specific weapon of choice.
Sweet Jesus, that poor kid.