INITIATION SEASON: Local Initiation Forum helps Kouga boys become men

2017-11-30 06:00
< The Kouga Local Initiation Forum are (back from left) organiser Monde Fulani, James Diamond, Sidima Majola, secretary Fumanekile Lloyd, Kouga Speaker Horatio Hendricks and (front row left) Ward 6 Councillor Velile Vumazonke, Bulelwa Dlotho, chairperson Xolile Kattoo and Nomathemba Tebekana. Photo:SUPPLIED

< The Kouga Local Initiation Forum are (back from left) organiser Monde Fulani, James Diamond, Sidima Majola, secretary Fumanekile Lloyd, Kouga Speaker Horatio Hendricks and (front row left) Ward 6 Councillor Velile Vumazonke, Bulelwa Dlotho, chairperson Xolile Kattoo and Nomathemba Tebekana. Photo:SUPPLIED

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KOUGA has established a Local Initiation Forum to coordinate the custom of male circumcision in the area.

The forum was established in November and brings together traditional surgeons and nurses, government departments, the municipality and other stakeholders.

Chairperson of Buyambo, an organisation of traditional surgeons in Kouga, Xolile Kattoo, was elected as the forum’s first chairperson and Fumanekile Lloyd, representing the office of Kouga Speaker Horatio Hendricks, its first secretary.

Hendricks, under whose office the forum is led, thanked the committee members for their willingness to ensure that the custom is practised safely.

The initiation season gets into full swing after the school exams, especially for boys in matric.

Iqumrhu elitsha lokunceda amakhwenkwe abe ngamadoda

IKOUGA iseke iqumrhu elibizwa ngokuba yiLocal Initiation Forum, ukuze lijongane kwaye liququzelele imiba yolwaluko kule ngingqi.

Eli qumrhu liye lasekwa ngoNovember, kwaye lidibanisa iingcibi, amakhankatha, amasebe karhulumente, umasipala kwakunye nabanye abathathi-nxaxheba.

USihlalo weBuyambo, nengumbutho weengcibi eKouga, uXolile Kattoo, uye wanyulwa wangusihlalo wokuqala weli qumrhu, waze uFumanekile Lloyd, omele iofisi kaSomlomo waseKouga uHoratio Hendricks, wanguNobhala.

Lo kaHendricks, no-ofisi yakhe ijongene neli qumrhu, uwabulele amalungu ale komiti ngokuzinikela ekuqinisekiseni ukuba isiko eli lenziwa ngendlela.

Ixesha lolwaluko liye lixakeke kakhulu emva kweemviwo zesikolo, lichaphazela kakhulu abafana ababhala ibanga leshumi.

Forum help seuns om mans te word

KOUGA het ‘n Plaaslike Inisiasie Forum gestig ten einde die tradisie van manlike besnyding in die omgewing te koördineer.

Die forum is in November gestig en bring saam tradisionele sjirurge en verpleegsters, regeringsdepartemente, die munisipaliteit en ander belanghebbendes.

Xolile Kattoo, die voorsitter van Buyambo, ‘n vereniging van traditionele sjirurge in Kouga, is verkies as die forum se eerste voorsitter. Fumanekile Lloyd, van Kouga Speaker Horatio Hendricks se kantoor, is as sekretaris ver-kies.

Hendricks, onder wie se vaandel die forum val, het die komiteelede bedank vir hul bereidwilligheid om te help verseker dat die gebruik reg en veilig geskied in Kouga.

Die inisiasie-seisoen begin gewoonlik in erns na die skole se eindeksamens, vernaam vir seuns in matriek.

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