Ban traditional circumcision for a year, says Eastern Cape urologist

10 December 2019 - 08:00 By Mpumzi Zuzile
A young man applies white clay during a traditional initiation process. Halfway through this summer's circumcision season, eight initiates have died in the Eastern Cape. File photo.
A young man applies white clay during a traditional initiation process. Halfway through this summer's circumcision season, eight initiates have died in the Eastern Cape. File photo.
Image: Mujahid Safodien/AFP

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.


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