No custom can ever be more sacred than a life

We are only halfway through ulwaluko — the traditional Xhosa initiation season — in the Eastern Cape and already we know of at least 23 young men who have lost their lives while attending initiation school.

That is 23 families who would have been looking forward to welcoming back men who had left home as boys mid-November...

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