Teens held for illegal circumcisions

2010-05-16 17:11

Johannesburg - Two teenage boys were arrested after they allegedly illegally circumcised five others at Libode, Eastern Cape department of health said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the two, both aged 15, were arrested at Dalaguba village on Saturday by a joint team from the department and police.

"They circumcised five boys under the age of 17 and two others circumcised one another. The seven were taken to hospital in a stable condition."

Kupelo said the department was concerned about the illegal circumcision because last year over 90 boys died due to illegal circumcision. He said the department will hold awareness workshops in the area.

The two would be in court soon.

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