Initiation season called off

Initiation season will be suspended, according to the National House of Traditional Leaders. It's made the call to help in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the country. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Initiation season will be suspended, according to the National House of Traditional Leaders.

It's made the call to help in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the country.

“These are desperate times and they call for desperate measures, they call for hard for decision,” said Inkosi Sipho Mahlangu of the National House of Traditional Leaders.

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However, the decision is not enjoying consensus yet - especially in the Eastern Cape.

“All provinces have heeded the call, fortunately the king of AmaXhosa has suspended initiation the executive provincial committee is of the view that initiation must be suspended. Provincial house is consulting few stakeholders and decision will be made after 30 days,” said Mahlangu.

The traditional leaders' group says it'll continue to do all it can to save lives.

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