Retired virginity tester wants young boys tested

2017-03-17 06:02
Young girls at the farewell. Photo: supplied

Young girls at the farewell. Photo: supplied

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RETIRED virginity tester, Gasta Makhonde of Greater Kokstad Ubuhle Bemvelo, says she is would like to see boys as young as 12 undergoing virginity testing in order to encourage them to stay away from any sexual activity.

The 94-year old woman started virginity testing­ many years ago in Kokstad and on Sunday­ she was given gifts at a farewell for her.

“I introduced virginity testing of young girls to this area to make sure they remain safe from sexual diseases.
“I started by testing my three late daughters and extended it to the whole of Kokstad.

“I have many girls who have since married under my care and hope that young men go for testing as well,” said Makhonde.

Makhonde used to test girls in Shayamoya, Pakkies, Bongweni and Franklin.
“To fight teenage pregnancy, teenagers must undergo testing and government must support this custom to save the lives of many young girls who die because of sexual diseases and HIV-Aids.”

She asked men to form a group to establish the virginity testing of boys in Kokstad.

Ward councillor Ndumiso Figlan said Makhonde has played a huge role by promoting the culture in the area.
“There are fewer teenage pregnancies and I want to ensure all young girls participate.”

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