Jah Prayzah was circumcised, PSI inisists

HARARE - Population Services International (PSI) Zimbabwe has insisted that popular musician Jah Prayzah was circumcised following a sterling performance barely three days after getting the nip.

Jah Prayzah’s energetic performance at the 21st February Movement gala raised public scepticism that he had been circumcised.

But PSI said the pre-pex device Jah Prayzah  opted for allows him to still perform energetically.

“Definitely he got circumcised and what is being said speaks to the advantages of the pre-pex device,” Karin Hatzold, PSI deputy country director  told the Daily News yesterday. “With this device, it is possible to carry on with normal activity immediately after it is fastened, except sex, masturbation or tampering with it using hands.

“Dancing or jumping is different from sex.”

The 26-year-old Jah Prayzah, who is also PSI Zimbabwe circumcision ambassador, was circumcised last week on Monday together with six of his band members and close friend, Daniel Kapfumvuti.

Only three days later, he was on stage at City Sports Bar celebrating his National Arts Merit Awards were he scooped four gongs.

On Sunday he put up a sterling and energetic performance for guests at President Robert Mugabe’s 90th birthday in Marondera, leading many to question if he was nipped at all.

However, Hatzold explained that the pre-pex device was specifically made for high activity people.

“This is recommended for miners, people who work in fields or anyone who knows they have to move their body frequently but this is not possible with an operation it can get damaged. I understand he is getting the device removed today (yesterday) so you can go there,” she said.

When the Daily News crew arrived at the City Centre Male Circumcision site, the youthful singer had already got his dead foreskin removed.

“I actually realised I could perform like every day,” Jah Prayzah said. “Anyway, reaction varies from person to person, but we are soldiers, hatinyunyuti marwadzo (we don’t fear pain).”

According to experts, the pre-pex method uses a device that is fastened around the male organ to starve the foreskin and is  bloodless and less painful than the other procedure.

Zimbabwe launched a massive circumcision campaign in 2009 targeting at least 1,2 million men by 2015 in a bid to stem the rise in new HIV infections across the country. But the deadline was extended to 2017.

The country is carrying out a major campaign to circumcise about 80 percent of young men after a study found that the procedure reduced the chance of contracting HIV by 60 percent.

According to Hatzold, it costs $100 to circumcise a single person. About 210 000 have surrendered their foreskins since 2009. PSI estimates circumcision will save Zimbabwe alone $1,6 billion by 2025 in HIV care.

Musicians Winky Dee, Suluman Chimbetu, Albert Nyathi, Fungisai Mashavave, disc jockeys Thabani Gambiza and Napster have been spearheading the pro-circumcision campaign.

PSI says the number of men turning up for circumcision has been swelling since celebrities were roped in.

Comments (9)

Hapana nyaya apa. Its very possible to perform just 3 days afta circumcision. There is not much pain

Rekai - 25 February 2014

Revai, it depends on which type of circumcision you go for. If you take the other one which Jah Prayzah didnt opt for, you can't perform or dance around in 3 days as you claim. Otherwise usataura zvausingazivi!!!

Piniel - 25 February 2014

Your headline is misleading. I do not see how PSI is insisting over a procedure you earlier reported happened (check your 18 February story). Yes he did a sterling job because as Karin explains in the article, the option he took allowed him to perform. Congratulations Jah Prayzah for getting circumcised and performing well at your shows.

Smart Champion - 25 February 2014

Circumcision has been part of my tradition since time immemorial , could the writer of the article furnish me about the origin of the study ,and when the research was complete.

lorenzo - 25 February 2014

But does that make news headlines on national radios and newspapers that so and so was circumcised?? Aikaka last time we heard Stunner's circumcision the next thing we got from him was a porno video that went viral on the internet and DVDs. kikikikiki . Iyeyi manje manje so muchamunzwa kuti aita yake scandal. Hameno kikiki. Pane kuti mutiudze update dzeTokwe/Mukorsi motiudza update dzekuchecheudzwa kwaboyi uyo. What's in a penis compared to humanitarian assistance to lives in Masvingo.

Pablo Augustus - 26 February 2014

Some are regreting after getting cutoff and are no longer enjoying the bedroom act as before circumcision so do it after some consideration of possible side effects. Above all circumcision does not stop HIV infection as thought by many.

baldhead - 26 February 2014

Bad news indeed.Saka atova ne SHONDO???????????

chikara - 26 February 2014

akomana chironda here haa ma 1 .kana wakambobatwa ne zip foreskin murwadziro wazvinoita .yekuchekana maya mayb imwe method yacho better

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