The controversial film Inxeba will be removed from movie theatres. This is according to CRL Rights Commission Chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva.

She said this at an indaba specially called for the movie in Boksburg, in the east of Johannesburg.

The movie caused outrage as traditional leaders called for it to be banned for showing what happens during circumcision.

The leaders say their outrage is not about the homosexuality portrayed in the movie, but rather the criticism of culture.

Xaluva says the age restriction has also been reversed.

“For now, all that we’ve been granted is that it is going to be removed from mainstream to the other place for 18-year-olds. So, the struggle will continue. I don’t think it stops there. I think we need to find a mechanism to move forward.”