53 sick initiates rescued and rushed to hospital

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

At least 53 initiates were rescued from a circumcision school on Wednesday suffering from a series of ailments that included dehydration.

The initiates were part of a large group attending circumcision school at GaChuene outside Lebowakgomo, Limpopo. The victims were removed from the school and admitted to various hospitals around Polokwane.

According to Khosi Vusani Netshimbupfe, chairman of the House of Traditional Leaders in the province, doctors who treated the victims said they were all dehydrated.