71-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO’S AFRAID OF WOMEN
Written by Lola Narawa on October 25, 2023
A 71-year-old man in Africa lives in isolation because of his fear of women.
He lives in an isolated house surrounded by a 15-foot fence for over half a century because being close to women terrifies him.
The man was only 16 years old when he decided that his fear of women was too much for him to bear. He cannot stand being around women. Even talking to women scares him.
He has not stepped outside of the property since then. The women in Nzamwita’s community don’t shun him and look after him instead have always looked after him. Throwing all sorts of things into his locked yard from food to clothes. Never once has he opened his doors for them, but he does use the things that they leave for him.
Although he was never actually diagnosed Callixte Nzamwita is believed to be suffering from gynophobia, a very rare condition described as a “morbid and irrational fear of women.”