By Elvis Muraranganda
LOCAL Kwaito superstar, Martin Morocky, popularly known as The Dogg, has urged women to encourage their partners to get circumcised, while also sharing his experience of getting the ‘smart cut’ last year.
“I was playing on my phone when they did the smart cut. Before I knew it they were done. I did not even feel the pain,” said The Dogg.
He is the Ambassador of the ‘Get a Smart Cut with The Dogg’ campaign, which is a Ministry of Health and Social Services initiative that targets boys and men, aged between 15 and 49 years, for voluntary medical circumcision.
The artist has been touring the country, promoting the voluntary circumcision programme, including through live performances and motivational talks.
According to The Dogg, his smart cut healed very fast, after the procedure was done by Health and Social Services Minister, Dr Bernard Haufiku, in November last year.
The Oshimaliwa Osatana hitmaker says he was pushed by his wife, Nomvula, to have the simple operation.
He says that other females should also follow suit, by convincing their partners to get circumcised.
“We now have a new approach, in which we want the ladies also to get involved, by convincing their men. Before the smart cut, I was playing it cool, but I was a little bit scared.
“I only later realised that it was not as bad as I thought,” The Dogg said.
He added that it was a myth that the smart cut heals faster during winter. “I got cut in summer and I healed very fast. It now feels great and comfortable, and most importantly it is healthy to be cut. I am now completely back to normal, after the procedure.” The Dogg highlighted the fact that it is easier for those with a foreskin to contract HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.
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