Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has met with traditional leaders from the Eastern Cape to discuss the deaths of initiates.
Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister, Zweli Mkhize says government will continue working with traditional leaders to curb the rising deaths of initiates in the country.
The Nelson Mandela Bay region in the Eastern Cape has recorded its first death at an initiation school in years.
Another initiate has died at Brack Kloof outside Komani in the Eastern Cape.
Another initiate has died at Maluti in the north of the Eastern Cape. This is the 15th initiate to die in the province since the launch of the summer initiation season, and the fourth death in the Alfred Nzo district.