Kimberley - Two men accused of running an illegal initiation school appeared in the Barkley West Magistrate's Court on Monday, Northern Cape police said.

Winston Moleleki, 38, and Joseph Makhasane, 24, would be back in court on July 15, Colonel Priscilla Naidu said.

The two were also charged with kidnapping two youths and forcing them to attend an initiation school. They were hospitalised after botched circumcisions, said Naidu. - Sapa