May 28, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Two circumcision-related deaths in Mpumalanga

Two young men have died after undergoing circumcisions at different initiation schools in Mpumalanga.

Thomas Ntuli, 19, was taken to a clinic by his family early Friday after he died after the Circumcision in an initiation school had complications in the Verena area, said Colonel Donald Mdhluli.

“While the medical staff at the clinic were busy tending to him, he sadly passed away.”

Police are investigating a case of manslaughter.

Sibusiso Masombuka, 18, died in Laersdrift on Friday. He had developed complications after being circumcised at another initiation school the day before his death, Mdhluli said.

Masombuka had complained of dizziness. His parents were notified after his condition worsened. “Medical personnel were called to the scene where his death was unfortunately confirmed.”

A case has been opened for police investigation.

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