Joburg mayor in hot water over illegal initiation schools

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Chairperson of the CRL Rights Commission Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva has summoned Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba to appear before the Commission over the problem of illegal initiation schools in the city.

Mkhwanazi-Xaluva says all their attempts to get the City to respond to their concerns have been ignored.

She wants the city to put in place by-laws that can regulate these schools.

“We took the unprecedented step of saying lets suspend initiation schools it doesn’t work at all. children were being murdered, abducted on their way to school and shops and being sent to these schools which are gangster places where they could do anything and do it anyhow.”