Pig farmer mocked for being uncircumcised

2014-07-16 14:33

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Johannesburg - Limpopo police could not confirm a report on Wednesday that initiation school teachers stole 20 pigs from a Limpopo farmer because he was not circumcised.

"At this time, all I can confirm is that police are investigating a case of stock theft," police spokesperson Ronel Otto said.

"A man claims that on 23 June, a group of people entered a kraal where he kept his pigs and stole them. Investigations continue and no one has been arrested."

The New Age newspaper reported on Wednesday, that Mafole Machika, 57, said his pigs were stolen by a group of people from a local cultural initiation camp in a village in Jane Furse.

"The mob, armed with sticks, knobkerries, axes and pangas, stormed my yard undressed to their waists," Machika was quoted as saying.

"They took my 20 pigs while shouting that I was a worthless man who had not been culturally circumcised... All I want is justice. Every year during cultural initiation rituals, gangs of boys and men insult me about my private parts."

He told the newspaper the Nebo police station commander told him it was the traditional law of the land that he be treated like that because he was uncircumcised.

- SAPA
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