Eastern Cape - The high number of deaths at circumcision schools in the Eastern Cape required action, the SA Communist Party in the province said on Wednesday.
“This challenge warrants all people of our province to unite and fight against malpractice of this old custom,” SACP spokesman Siyabonga Mdodi said in a statement.
The SACP called on community forums, traditional leaders, law enforcement agencies and the health department to intervene.
The SACP said at least 20 initiates had died this year alone and scores more had been injured.
“Four had penile amputations and 131 (were) admitted to hospitals.”