Initiation season called off

Initiation season called off

2020-04-05 03:37:00 PM

Initiation season called off

As South Africa is pulling out all stops to arrest the spread of COVID-19, the National House of Traditional Leaders is also playing its part.

Initiation season will be suspended, according to the National House of Traditional Leaders. It's made the call to help in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the country. CourtesyJOHANNESBURG - Initiation season will be suspended, according to the National House of Traditional Leaders.

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It's made the call to help in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the country.“These are desperate times and they call for desperate measures, they call for hard for decision,” said Inkosi Sipho Mahlangu of the National House of Traditional Leaders.

READ:Decrease in serious crimes due to unavailability of alcohol: CeleHowever, the decision is not enjoying consensus yet - especially in the Eastern Cape.“All provinces have heeded the call, fortunately the king of AmaXhosa has suspended initiation the executive provincial committee is of the view that initiation must be suspended. Provincial house is consulting few stakeholders and decision will be made after 30 days,” said Mahlangu.

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CovidAfrica 👏👏👏 Thank God. Lives saved. Let this be the beginning of the end for these practices. Lathilukasi Corona doing the most Siyabonga Traditional leaders must start opening their eyes so that they do not assist again in Africa being colonised as they did in the land issue When the initiation season reopens we are going to have 2 groups that will be big numbers and much more dangerous this was a panic decision ,they should have waited until we finish the lock down ,and not trying to get special attention .

Great now we are on the right track SA👍 We are so not ready for the Inxeba meltdowns again Can we make it permanent? At least lives won’t b lost this season! And we now have a calamari shortage. Thank goodness. It would be very dangerous to carry on with the initiations. It adddsssss no value anyway Why are we still doing this? This is why the world thinks we are backwards and unevolved. We are not this, we are educated and cultured but not this rubbish. ThisIsNotRight WeAreNotThis

Cool call! 👍🏽 covid19 has a lower mortality rate ole .... what joy!! This archaic practice should stop! All cultures that still practice mutilation as a right of passage must abolish it! Welcome to the modern world! Shem What about MMC (medical circum) in the health facilities? 🤔 it's not important Omg who cares.... Is this news?!

Lol I feel sorry for mbazo gang no deaths there by that province. Its about time!

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