Death related to the traditional circumcision in South Africa keeps increasing with another thirty people losing their lives at the weekend, a Cape Town health official has said.
Mr Mizwe Kupelo, Eastern Cape health department spokesman old journalists at a news conference on Sunday that nearly 300 have been taken to various hospitals in the area.
“In the most recent case of botched circumcisions during the traditional initiation season, ten initiates were rescued from a forest in Mbizana on Sunday.
“The private parts of the ten initiates have become rotten as a result of the lack of proper medical attention. They have been badly damaged, and the condition of those affected is scary,’’ Kupelo said.
He, however, said the initiates were responding to treatment since their admission and expressed the hope that some would recover during stay in hospital.