Initiation: The journey to manhood

MDANTSANE, Eastern Cape - The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs wants to prevent the deaths of initiates.

The department has called for a meeting with Mpondo chiefs after 39 people died during the end-of-the-year initiation period in the province.

eNCA reporter Sibongile Mkani-Mpolweni went out to Mdantsane to investigate the other side of umaluko or initiation ritual.

* Watch the video above for a detailed view of the practice.

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