Boy dies after botched ritual

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy died at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha yesterday after developing complications from an illegal circumcision, Eastern Cape police said.

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy died at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha yesterday after developing complications from an illegal circumcision, Eastern Cape police said.

Superintendent Mzukisi Fatyela said the boy died early in the morning after being rushed to the hospital on Tuesday evening.

The circumcision, also involving six other boys, took place in the Kaplan area near Mthatha.

Some of boys were also taken to hospital but were in a stable condition. The man responsible had fled after the first boy was taken to the hospital. - Sapa

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