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“Poor participation from parents are root cause of initiate deaths “

4 February 2020, 7:51 PM

The 2019 summer initiation season post-mortem has cited poor participation from parents and families as one of the root causes of deaths of initiates in the Eastern Cape.

“Pause traditional circumcisions, perform medical circumcisions”

12 December 2019, 9:22 AM

The head of urology at the Nelson Mandela Academic hospital in the Eastern Cape, Mbuyiselo Madiba has called for a pause in traditional circumcisions to assess why 17 initiates have already died in the province.


High number of initiates deaths concerning: Mkhize

15 January 2019, 6:55 AM

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has met with traditional leaders from the Eastern Cape to discuss the deaths of initiates.


Eastern Cape initiates death toll increases to 15

12 December 2018, 9:43 AM

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.



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