Christiana - Illegal initiation schools will be shut down, North West premier Thandi Modise said on Sunday in condemning the death of an initiate in Christiana at the weekend.
“One death at an initiation school is a death too many. Chancers and those who commit atrocities at initiation schools undermine tradition and culture and should be brought to book,” said Modise in a statement.
On Saturday, North West police reported that they were investigating the death of a 17-year-old initiate in Christiana.
Captain Pelonomi Makau said the youth was dead when he was taken to the Utlwanang clinic in Christiana by an initiation school teacher at 9pm on Friday.
The teenager had no visible injuries. A post mortem would be performed on his body to determine the cause of death.