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Sipho Masondo | Dying to be men: Why do we allow boys to die in the name of culture?

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Initiates are smeared with white clay on their face and are covered in red and white blankets on in Ngunjana Village, Eastern Cape.
Initiates are smeared with white clay on their face and are covered in red and white blankets on in Ngunjana Village, Eastern Cape.
Leon Sadiki/City Press/Gallo Images/Getty Images

The deaths of teenage boys in initiation schools in the name of culture is a gross violation of human rights, and it needs to be stopped without any further delay, writes Sipho Masondo.

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