Two "horrified" boys fled from an illegal initiation school in
Buhlundwana village near Qumbu after their circumcised penises
developed septic wounds, the Eastern Cape health department said
Fearing from their lives, the two underage boys escaped to the
St. Lucy hospital and related their horrific experience to nurses,
spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said.
"They are in very bad condition... They have been assaulted,
starved and badly treated by the illegal surgeon at the school."
He said the department, police and local chiefs from the
provincial house of traditional leaders will close down the school
later on Thursday in a bid to save the remaining boys.
This follows the deaths of five other boys at the hands of
illegal surgeons in the area.- (Sapa)