The KZN Provincial Government together with His Majesty the King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu will be welcoming new initiates (Amakrwala) in Kokstad tomorrow, Tuesday 9 January 2018.
This ceremony welcomes back young men who have successfully undergone the practice of ukusoka (circumcision). It celebrates their safe return from the six initiation traditional schools around the Greater Kokstad area.
Since His Majesty revived the practice of traditional circumcision there have no reported casualties. This is due to the fact that traditional circumcision is now performed by qualified medical personnel.
This practice represents the beginning of a new period in life for these initiates – one that is filled with responsibilities as well as expectations.
His Majesty will also share his wisdom with these young men regarding their expected role in the building of stronger communities.
Members of the media are invited to attend this event, the details of which are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Venue: Shayamoya Sports Grounds, Kokstad
Time: 09:00 am
For more information contact: KZN Cogta spokespersons Lennox Mabaso, 082 884 2403; or Msawakhe Mayisela, 060 966 4220