20 initiation schools fail to comply - report

2014-06-16 14:02
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Johannesburg - At least 20 Mpumalanga initiation school applications were withdrawn after they were found to not conform with the required standards, The New Age reported on Monday.

The National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) told the newspaper that five illegal schools were closed down in the province over the weekend after a raid.

NHTL task team chairperson Nkosi Sipho Mahlangu said the raids were started after 29 initiates died in the province last year. There were 30 000 initiates admitted to initiation schools, the New Age reported.

"We are adamant that after the police investigated, there will be some arrests," he reportedly said.

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