Skip to comments.South Africa circumcision ceremonies kill 23 youth
Posted on 05/18/2013 8:29:39 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
JOHANNESBURG Twenty-three youths have died in the past nine days at initiation ceremonies that include circumcisions and survival tests, South African police said Friday.
Police have opened 22 murder cases in the deaths in the northeastern province of Mpumalanga, according to spokesman Lt. Col. Leonard Hlathi. He said an inquest is being held into the 23rd death, of a youth who complained of stomach pains and vomited.
Initiation ceremonies are common in South Africa, where youths partake in various activities as a rite of passage into adulthood, usually over the course of three weeks. Some 30,000 youths signed up for initiation this year.
In addition to being circumcised, the boys and young men are put through a series of survival tests which sometimes include exposure to South Africas chilly winter conditions with skimpy clothing. Their faces are painted with red clay and they also are given herbal concoctions to drink.
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This ought to be a good thread. I’m sure there will be a few cutting remarks that will get under some people’s skin.
Why are Jewish men circumcised? Because Jewish women won't touch anything unless it's 20 percent off!
One boy says to the other, "Hey, your thingy doesn't have any skin on the end of it."
" I've been circumcised." Says the second boy.
" What does that mean?"
"It means they cut the skin off the end."
" How old were you when it was cut off?"
" My mom said that I was two days old."
" Did it hurt?"
" You bet it hurt, I couldn't walk for a year!"
The ‘pledge master’ screwed up their instructions:
1. Submit to having your tip nipped.
2. Drink one Imperial gallon of fermented ox blood.
3. With your short spear, kill a virgin.
4. Make love to a lion.
5. Return and repeat three times: ‘Cardinal Puff—kenya feel me? Fo’shizzle! whoa Black Betty, bam ba lam.’
#5 was the deal breaker. The schmucks killed themselves in frustration.
Uh, ok...so they gave the boys hypothermia, but the headline says CIRCUMCISION killed them. Bias much?
Lighten up. It’s autumn in South Africa. The lows at night are in the 40’s and 50’s. It’s not like it is freezing. (That is coming from a guy that wears shorts most of the year and never wears socks.)
You’re not kidding. I read that one boy was vomiting whatever “herbal drink” he was given.
next time, skip the chain saw
A Rabbi with really unsteady hands?
Circumsize the little head, not the big one...
Third world, you would think we would understand it better seeing we will be under the protection of the ultimate healthcare system, obamacare
When will the current occupant of the White Hut receive his ceremony?
The Kikuyu use the same rite of passage. Somehow Obama was able to skip his....or was he?
Man goes to the doctor and says “ doc, I want to be castrated”.
Doctor goes “ are you sure?”
Man insists that’s what he wants.
Couple of days later guy is in the recovery room after surgery.
Turns to the guy next to him and asks why he’s there.
“ I just got circumcised”
First guy says “ THAT’S THE WORD!”
Yeah, I think he’s been through the ritual. Except in his case I think his entire pee-pee was whacked off.
From my cold, dead hand.
RYOT NOTE: The youth died tragically because they didnt have access to the right kind of health care. We need to do more to give the developing world access to life saving services. The Doctors Without Borders doctors save lives every day in some of the most remote places on Earth providing medical services to those who need them. To help their cause, share this story or donate today.
Huh? It's because of poor health care?
...ain’t diversity great?
Hands off my hoodie !