by Dan Gibson
Life can be so confusing, with a million things to worry about, and now Zimbabwean women are attacking male travelers, stealing their sperm for some sort of ritual to resort "juju". This is why we need a border fence, to keep this sort of thing from invading our shores:
Local media have reported victims of the highway prowlers being drugged, subdued at gun or knife point — even with a live snake in one case — given a sexual stimulant and forced into repeated sex before being dumped on the roadside.
The sperm hunters first surfaced in the local press in 2009 but police have only arrested three women, found with a plastic bag of 31 used condoms in October. The attacks have continued since they were nabbed for allegedly violating 17 men....
The sperm's exact use is not clear but is thought to be intended for "juju" or traditional rituals to bring luck — anything from enhancing good fortune, boosting business or preventing a criminal from being detected.
It is also not known why the semen is taken forcibly from strangers.
"It's really an issue which is mind boggling," said University of Zimbabwe sociologist Watch Ruparanganda, who believes it is a lucrative business. "It's quite a big mystery. Obviously we know (it is) being used for rituals."