A two-year-old KwaZulu-Natal boy is in a critical condition after his tongue and penis were cut off, police said on Monday.

He was found in eZimangweni in eNanda late last Wednesday after he disappeared while playing with his friends, Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

No arrests had been made.

Police were investigating a case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and appealed to local residents to come forward with information about the attack. - Sapa