S.Africa: Circumcision Season - another Black boy dies
- From: WWW.AfricanCrisis.Org
[The Jews have been carrying out routine circumcisions for thousands of
years - without giving it a second thought. Here we see these idiotic
"Traditional Healers" causing damage and even deaths. Jan]
The number of fatalities during this year's winter circumcision season in
the Eastern Cape has risen to nine after the death of a youth at Libode
in the Transkei, the Eastern Cape health department said on Monday.
"Doctors have also partially amputated the penises of two boys at the
Nelson Mandela general hospital in Mthatha, while the future of three
boys were still unsure.
"If they do not respond to gangrene treatment soon, they would also get
surgery," said provincial health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo.
Kupelo said health authorities on Monday closed three more illegal
circumcision schools in the Zandukwala area near Libode after the closure
of two schools over the weekend.
"A helicopter was used over the weekend to find illegal schools and
rescue initiates," he said.
Fourteen youths were admitted to the Lessie Night Hospital at Qumbu while
14 more were admitted to the St Barnabas Hospital in Libode over the
The health department has closed 31 illegal schools so far this season.
According to the department a traditional surgeon linked to botched
circumcisions would also appear in court on Tuesday facing a charge of
murder and running an unlawful circumcision school.
Kupelo said the same doctor was arrested last year for botched
circumcisions and received a three year suspended sentence. He is one of
fifteen traditional surgeons arrested this season for botched
circumcisions in the Eastern Cape.
One of them allegedly circumcised 28 boys with one unsterilised knife. -
Source: Independent Online (IOL)