Ban traditional circumcision for a year, says E Cape urologist

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Ban traditional circumcision for a year, says E Cape urologist

Horrified by the deaths and by how many botched surgeries he has to try and fix, he wants radical action

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Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital head of urology Dr Mbuyiselo Madiba has called for traditional circumcision in the Eastern Cape to be banned for a year and replaced with medical circumcision.

This comes as the summer initiation deaths in the province have already surpassed the winter figures. So far, with just three weeks into the summer circumcision season, 18 boys have died, compared with the 17 deaths during the winter season.

Madiba also called on traditional leaders to accept responsibility for the deaths and hospitalisation of initiates due to botched circumcision...

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