KZN’s circumcision success

By Drum Digital
19 January 2011

THE golden light of the late afternoon sun seeps through a small window, rousing gogo Nontinti Motwana from her muchneeded rest. A family feast at her homestead in Ephepheni, a small village bordering KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, has left her exhausted.

But it was all worth it. The celebration was important and something the village hasn’t seen on such a grand scale for several generations. Not only did her teenage twin grandsons undergo circumcision but the local councillor did too, along with 219 other males in the area, and the feast was held to honour their transition from boys to men.

The festivities were further evidence of the growing success of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s call for KZN males to undergo circumcision in a bid to prevent the spread of HIV/Aids in a province where the pandemic has reached crisis proportions.

Read the full article in 27 January 2011

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