Illegal initiation school owner arrested

2011-04-20 10:56

A 20-year-old man was arrested yesterday afternoon for operating an illegal initiation school in Soshanguve, Pretoria, Gauteng police said.

Captain Solly Khangela Marindi said the 20-year-old, who owned the school, had already performed circumcisions on three boys, aged 16, 19 and 24, and was being assisted by an 18-year-old youth.

The school did not have a legal permit and no valid consent forms for parents to sign.

The three boys had been taken to hospital for a check-up, Marindi said.

The 20-year-old was being charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and kidnapping.

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