Death toll rises as Eastern Cape initiation season claims more lives

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Death toll rises as Eastern Cape initiation season claims more lives.

“Non-compliance with the provisions of the Act lead to the injuries and deaths of our boy children,” Nqatha added.

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. If any initiate dies at that school, the penalty is at least 25 years in prison. Anyone who circumcises or allows a child under the age of 18 to be circumcised is liable to be sentenced to six months’ imprisonment or a fine of R10,000.

Ntshinga said a 24 hour SAPS Call Centre is available to receive calls from members of the public as well as parents who might need help during the season.During the 2018 winter initiation season, 21 boys died in the province. Sixteen were from Mpondoland;In the 2019 winter season, 17 boys died. Fourteen were from Mpondoland.

 

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Stupid initiations every year deaths but hey we continue

How do they do it kante bona ? Eastern cape must just stop man . Let the kids go to hospital once

Eastern Capers must consult Limpopo on how to conduct this mountain schools. We don't have deaths there...

Ingxaki lamajita aqhatha abantwana uba bazibe then from apho they know uba bazothola utywala and R100 nyana Ec government ayikabeki umthetho ongqingqwa for this and akho arrest eziserious. Up to now akabikho areas that have been flagged at nigh risk for this

PastorMacMaster Same old story line year in year out.

Backward culture and stupidity

Why doesn't government abolish this tradition? Year in year out young men are slaughtered

aglazedoughnut Its always Eastern Cape ☹️

When will this madness stop, ai

When are we gonna learn? what is wrong with taking your child to a Dr?😢

LeratoMannya Initiation is a winter sport not summer.

Loss of life every year🤔🤔 it goes on like normal

Will we ever learn?

I think government should burn ulwaluko once. why must we accept that every season young boys will die. No man, this is out of line

But this happens every year mos

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