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‘Manhood’ Initiation Ceremony Kills 23 South African Teenagers

‘Manhood’ Initiation Ceremony Kills 23 South African Teenagers

A traditional initiation rite in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province has left 23 Xhosa teenagers dead. Provincial premier Oscar Mabuyane has called for those responsible to be charged with murder. The dead succumbed to dehydration or sepsis from circumcision at the start of the ceremony, which lasts between two and six months. Almost a thousand […]