Our chronicle culture of this day takes us into immersion in the South African environment of male circumcision.
From the outset, you should already know that circumcision is a tradition in many countries, particularly those of the African continent, with multiple connotations that can be found in it. This ancient practice and is widespread among African Christians has very close ties to the faith of these. It can be practiced traditionally or in hospitals.
The South African context is very complex in terms of circumcision, despite the fact that the practice is a science, it continues to be practiced in the traditional way.
In the village of Mthatha for example, the ritual is done shortly after about 18 years. A ceremony during which the future initiates are locked in a room in which they must spend the previous days and following the rite. You can see here that the boys, coated with a whitish powder mixed with water, are kept in shacks and have no access rights.
The ceremony takes place twice a year: in summer (period between June 1 and August 31) and in winter (between December 1 and February 28), these adolescents are traditionally circumcised.
It should be known that dozens of deaths are recorded during these ceremonies at times very risky operations because of this practice considered by some to be rustic and practiced in sometimes deplorable hygienic conditions.
Gangrene, partial amputation of the penis due to the use of « unsterilized instruments » … are all consequences of these rites.