Four boys rescued from illegal E Cape initiation schools

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Four boys rescued from illegal E Cape initiation schools

Traditional surgeon arrested after boys aged 15 and 17 were circumcised without parental consent

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With the summer circumcision season a few days old, police in Libode, Eastern Cape, have rescued four boys who were circumcised illegally.

The police also closed down two initiation schools and arrested one ingcibi (traditional surgeon) for circumcising underage boys.

Nyandeni Initiation Forum chairperson Chief Landela Gwadiso told Times Select a complaint was received from Sibangweni villagers that four boys were being kept at an illegal initiation school without parental consent...

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