Cir­cum­ci­sion deaths now 14

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PEOPLE -

THE SUM­MER cir­cum­ci­sion sea­son death toll in the East­ern Cape has risen to 14, the pro­vin­cial health depart­ment said yes­ter­day.

Spokesman Sizwe Ku­pelo said the lat­est deaths in­cluded youths in the Qumbu and Cofimv­aba ar­eas of Transkei.

The fig­ure in­cluded a 19year-old who died in But­ter­worth Hos­pi­tal on Tues­day af­ter cir­cum­cis­ing him­self with a knife. – Sapa

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