After a man in South Africa became stuck inside his married lover while the two were having sex, police were called to disperse a crowd that had gathered outside their apartment due to rumors the woman’s husband put a “black magic spell” on his wife’s private parts.
According to the Daily Mail, the bizarrely embarrassing situation was a case of something called penis captivus, which occurs when the woman’s vagina contracts too much and traps the man’s penis.
Sasha Ngema, 34, and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Sol Qoboza, tried to stop a rumor from spreading that Sasha’s husband had cast a spell on her vagina, but a crowd formed outside their rented Johannesburg apartment before they were able to do so. Sasha’s husband, 42-year-old Neill, reportedly went to a witch doctor after he became suspicious of his wife and asked him to put the spell on her. The spell is known as a muthi.
Neighbors told reporters they heard screams coming from the couple’s room.
“At first I thought it was just the screams of sexual pleasure, but it turned out to be screams for help,” Priscilla Ndlovu said. “I knocked on the door to see if everything was OK, and when I went in I saw him lying on top of her sobbing as she screamed to be freed.”
When police arrived, there were around 2,000 people gathered outside of the apartment building. A police spokesperson said they resorted to using pepper spray to break the crowd up.
“Everyone was curious to see what was happening because although you always hear about such things you never see it,” bystander Janet Pieterse said. “The police's reaction was completely over the top.”
The couple was taken to a local hospital, where Qoboza remained stuck inside Sasha. According to local magic expert Sangoma Mathabo Mofokeng, separation won’t be as easy as medical intervention.
“No one will be able to separate them until the woman's husband comes back,” Mofokeng said.