Youth dies after circumcision

2011-06-22 06:58

A 22-year-old man died after being circumcised in an initiation ceremony in Cabekwana, near Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape police said today.

Police were notified yesterday afternoon that the man had died on his way to a doctor’s surgery, Captain Mduduzi Godlwana said.

After the circumcision, he complained of pain and dizziness, and seemed confused. An inquest docket had been opened.

This brought the number of circumcision-related deaths in the province since the beginning of the month to at least three.

The commission for the promotion and protection of the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities has called for national legislation on initiation schools.

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