Cape Town – Police say two teenagers from Mpumalanga died after undergoing circumcision at different initiation schools in Verena and Laersdrift.
In a statement, police said that Thomas Ntuli, 19, was taken to a local clinic by his family after he had some complications at the initiation school.
He, however, died while the medical staff at the clinic was busy attending to him.
Verena police were notified of the incident and a case of culpable homicide was opened for investigation.
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Meanwhile, in another similar case, Sibusiso Masombuka, 18, from Laersdrift also passed away following reports that he developed some complications after he too went for circumcision at another initiation school a day prior to his demise.
“Masombuka complained about being dizzy then he was removed from the other fellows so that he could get some space to breathe.
“His condition is said to have deteriorated whereby his parents were notified and the medical personnel were summoned to the scene where he was sadly certified dead,” said the police.
An inquest case was opened for investigation.
“The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has since sent her sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. The General further made a clarion call for the investigation team to be given a space to probe both incidents,” the police said.
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Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo