Cousins succumb to septic wounds
circumcisions within 24 hours of each other after two weeks at an initiation
school in Lambasi village, Lusikisiki.
student at Ingwe FET College in Lusikisiki, while Ngobe (27) was unemployed.
Their mothers are sisters.
described him as quiet and peaceful.
graduation ceremony. At the funeral, the blanket was placed next to his
Wezile’s initiation from young men in his village.
never told anyone,” he said. Wezile was buried at his maternal home in Lambasi
He was only taken to the St Elizabeth Hospital on June 16 after
his cousin Mdingwa-Ngobe’s death that morning.
improperly circumcised by an ingcibi known only as Bhabholomhlehlo, kept them in
their hut until it was too late to save their lives.
The other 10 initiates in
their hut were all admitted to St Elizabeth Hospital with botched
step in to assist the families of dead initiates.
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