The ceremony was reintroduced by King Goodwill Zwelethini in , as a means to encourage young Zulu girls to delay sexual activity until marriage, and thus limit the possibility of HIV transmission. Next report Blogger mangles info on African electrification aid project. Not even close Virginity testing is a cultural tradition in many parts of the world, including South Africa, where it is practiced most frequently as part of traditional Zulu culture. Close Sun Aug 13 Retrieved 18 October English-language site Site francophone.
Next report Blogger mangles info on African electrification aid project. Last year one maiden died and several were injured in a stampede. I agree, the virginity test be carried out since we love out tradition. The Bill outlaws virginity testing which is practiced in some African traditional communities. Ngobese angrily referred to these arguments as "the distortion of information", remarking that by focusing on these individual rights, people had forgotten that "we don't live alone, we live communally here". Share this report twitter facebook whatsapp email. Notify me of new comments via email.
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Send me weekly highlights in: We become excited when our boys as young as three years old show an interest in girls; however, God forbid that girls of a young age should show a similar liking for the opposite sex! The debate has become politicised. But she has since grown to appreciate the ceremony and what it stands for. And the biggest drivers for these initiatives are women.
Virginity testing - absence of a small tissue becomes big issue
Description: Sindiso Dube not her real name says the young ages of the girls who take part in virginity testing, along with their lack of knowledge about their constitutional rights, leaves them open to manipulation and violation. This does not benefit the youngsters at all. Umhlanga was created in the s in Swaziland under the rule of Sobhuza II , and is an adaptation of the much older Umcwasho ceremony. Over spectators line the streets during the parade during which many different South African tribes showcase their costumes and dances: You are commenting using your WordPress.