Young men encouraged to circumcise in Maphumulo

2018-10-17 06:05
PHOTOS: suppliedYoung men from around Maphumulo attend the Inkunzi Isematholeni cultural event.

PHOTOS: suppliedYoung men from around Maphumulo attend the Inkunzi Isematholeni cultural event.

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MAPHUMULO Local Municipality hosted the Inkunzi Isematholeni cultural event on Friday, October 5 at the Maphumulo Town Hall.

This campaign is aimed at educating young men to stay responsible and to also educate those who are not circumcised on the benefits of circumcision.

This initiative was to ensure the implementation of South Africa’s National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs 2017 — 2022 (NSP) which was launched in March 2017.

The event started with a march where young men displayed placards bearing different messages relating to the abuse of women.

The young men were wearing their traditional attire and singing traditional hymns as part of celebrating their heritage.

Maphumulo Local Municipality deputy mayor Zama Ncalane gave her message of support to hundreds of young men who attended the campaign where she acknowledged and appreciated the young men.

“We as Maphumulo Municipality are happy to see young people of our community taking responsibility. This is not only about circumcision, but it’s also about exposing young men to mentorship and Life Orientation.

“You are here to be taught on how to become good and responsible men of tomorrow who have respect for themselves, women, and children,” she said.

Maphumulo Local Municipality hosted the event along with other government departments under Operation Sukuma Sakhe and other stakeholders.

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