Selfies invade Xhosa initiation

10 December 2015 - 02:57 By Abongile Mgaqelwa

Traditional leaders in Eastern Cape want cellphones banned at initiation schools after a flood of selfies hit social media. The photos uploaded have shown Xhosa initiates sticking their tongues out, one initiate kissing a girl, and a group posing with a woman at the side of a road.OR Tambo deputy mayor Thandekile Sabisa, who heads the municipality's traditional initiation programme, said: "That initiates who are meant to be in secluded areas post their photos on the internet shows the extent to which our culture has been lost [among] young people."

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