Tebogo Msimanga |
Two young men died on separate incidents related to circumcision. The incidents are said to have occurred on Friday, 29 April 2022 at Verena and Laersdrift respectively.
Colonel Donald Mdhluli of Mpumalanga police said according to the information, Thomas Ntuli, aged 19 was taken to a local clinic on Friday by his family after reports that he had some complications at the initiation school that he was at after circumcisional procedure performed on him. “It is further said that whilst the medical staff at the clinic was busy attending to him, he unfortunately passed on.Police at Verena were alerted about the incident and a case of culpable homicide was opened for investigation.”
Meanwhile a similar incident occurred at Laersdrift on the same Friday around 09h00 am whereby Sibusiso Masombuka, aged 18 passed away following reports that he developed some complications after he too went for circumcision at another initiation school a day prior to his demise.
“It is further reported that on the sad day at about 06h00 am Masombuka complained about being dizzy then he was removed from the other fellows so that he could get some space to breathe. His condition is said to have deteriorated whereby his parents were notified and the medical personnel were summoned ro the scene where he was sadly certified dead.”
Mdluli said the police were also informed where upon their arrival, an inquest case was opened for investigation.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has since sent her sincere condolences to the families of the deceased.