South Africa: Traditional Circumcision Deaths Prompt Bans, Debate – AuthenticAfrican

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[VOA] For hundreds of years, teenage boys and young men from South Africa's Xhosa and Ndebele groups have followed a sacred, secret coming-of-age ritual that culminates in ritual circumcision by a traditional surgeon. Initiation, as the practice is called, is part of the rich fabric of South African society.