The call by women to become more involved in the male Xhosa initiation process has met stern opposition by traditional leaders in the Eastern Cape.
More than 300 traditional initiation schools have been given a green light to operate in Limpopo
The Eastern Cape House of Traditional leaders says it’s disturbed by the rising number of deaths among initiates.
Traditional leaders have urged parents to take their children to experienced initiation schools to curb initiate deaths.
The house of traditional leaders says they have been insulted by the weekend statement of former president Kgalema Motlanthe on the issue of communal land.