some of the rules the owner ignored

The owner of the initiation school allegedly flouted numerous by-laws for operating and managing an initiation school. They included:

The owner of the initiation school allegedly flouted numerous by-laws for operating and managing an initiation school. They included:

l Changing the venue approved by the Amandebele-Ba-Lebelo tribal authority and the Tshwane Metro municipality for the school. Instead of Kanana village he operated two schools at Bosplaas and Temba;

l Kept allegedly kidnapped initiates at his school and demanded payment from parents;

l Admitted initiates who had no pre-circumcision medical certificates issued by a medical practitioner, a clinic or hospital;

l Admitted children younger than the stipulated age of 15 years at his initiation school. The youngest was eight years old; and

l Admitted and circumcised initiates without signed consent forms from parents or guardians.

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