Teens told to cover up for dance

2008-09-12 00:00

The time of the Amazulu Reed Dance, better known as Umkhozi womhlanga, held at King Goodwill Zwelithini’s Enyokeni Royal Palace in KwaNongoma in northern KwaZulu-Natal, has come again.

In addition, the Children’s Act was recently amended to criminalise virginity testing if it is applied to girls under the age of 16. Virginity testing is an integral part of the maidens’ preparation for the reed dance and it is believed that girls younger than 16 participate in the event.

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