Death toll rises as Eastern Cape initiation season claims more lives

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A traditional nurse in Nqamakwe also died with his initiate when the hut they were in caught fire.

He said two initiates died in Amathole district municipality, one in the Joe Gqabi district, one in the Sarah Baartman district, and four in the Chris Hani district.

, non-provision of water to initiates, fraudulent identification of an underage boy, and abuse and assault,” Nqatha said. He said that as custodians of culture, tradition and customs, traditional leaders must be at the forefront of implementing and enforcing the Eastern Cape Customary Male Initiation Practice Act.

Eastern Cape SAPS commissioner Lt-Gen Liziwe Ntshinga said police were committed to support the summer season to deal with lawlessness in the practice of the custom.


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Did you say 'Traditional nurse'?

Receive Jesus as your Lord and saviour you don't need all of this stuff.

Yhoo haibo!! May their souls rest in eternal peace, and our hearts are with the bereaved families.

My people what’s going on

Xhosa nation carrying SA. Only them still doing this

This is embarrassing

OscarMabuyane Sir, can I please provide you with a quick, easy fix🙏🏾 It’s obviously a secret and important path to manhood for these young boys/men and their families, however: there is no need for loss of lives or loss of dignity through amputations.

All in the name of locating your roots , fools

It's not a good idea to die for you culture

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