Monday, January 23, 2017

EASTERN CAPE: 9 male genital cutting deaths so far this season

The Citizen (South Africa)
December 7, 2016

Summer initiation death toll rises to nine

by Steven Tau
Chairperson for the national initiation task team, Inkosi Sipho Mahlangu, said nine deaths were recorded in the Eastern Cape.

One initiate died last week and eight this week.

“The exact causes of the deaths are still being investigated,” Mahlangu said.
“In the previous seasons, some initiates bled to death and died as a result of dehydration due to excessive heat.

“We have since met with all key role players in Gauteng and agreed that this year’s initiations be put on hold.

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