- The Limpopo government has hailed the initiation season a resounding success after only one death was reported
- Over 680 legal initiation schools were registered with almost 200 of them catering for girls over the four-week period
- However, in the Eastern Cape, the initiation season has been marred by the deaths of nine initiates with illegal schools outnumbering the legal ones
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POLOKWANE - Initiation schools were closed for two years during Covid19 and once reopened thousands of young boys and girls flocked to the schools to participate in the initiation ceremony.
Only one death was reported over the season with 680 approved initiation schools operating - just under 200 of the schools catered for girls over the season.
The kids were taught about their place in society and were educated about issues such as gender-based violence and crime.
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Eastern Cape battles with illegal initiation schools
Eastern Cape is suffering from a plague of illegal initiation schools which are believed to outnumber the legal ones. The department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) conducted an oversight visit and found that the situation was very concerning.
At least nine initiates had died in the province since the initiation season started on 17 June according to TimesLIVE.
Zanele Mbokazi denies being at initiation school, calls "lying" blogger out
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Zanele Mbokazi has rubbished the rumours doing the rounds on social media. The media personality has denied that she's at an initiation school to become a sangoma.
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The well-known preacher slammed controversial entertainment blogger Musa Khawula for spreading lies about her. The Crown Gospel Music Awards founder is known across Mzansi for her Christian values.
The evangelist took to Instagram to set the record straight after Musa took to Twitter and alleged that she was taken to the initiation school after not eating for a whopping two weeks.
Sharing the screenshot of Musa's tweet, Zanele called the blogger out for not getting his facts straight before tweeting. According to ZAlebs, she shared that she was at her home when she became aware of the rumour.
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Source: Briefly News