10 July 2014
Minister for Traditional Affairs Obed Bapela has condemned the death of a
six-year-old in Mpumalanga.
is alleged that the aunt of the boy took him to an illegal initiation school
without the consent or knowledge of his parents.
said despite governments call to traditional leaders to ensure that in their
respective areas there are no illegal schools that are operating initiates are
still losing their lives.
Spokesperson Sifiso Ngcobo said the boy’s body had signs of bruises which means
he was beaten before being circumcised and passing away.
illegal school was discovered and also about three care givers have been
arrested for questioning and nineteen boys have been rescued from the illegal
initiation school Ngcobo added.
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