A 20 year old male from Peter Swart, a settlement in Bloemside, Bloemfontein, was severely assaulted by his teachers at an initiation school in Masilo, Theunissen.
Police and health officials were called to the scene and subsequently, the victim was then sent to Katlheho Hospital in Virginia for medical attention.
According to Police spokesperson, Malebo Khosana, a docket for assault with intention to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) docket was opened for further investigation.
Khosana said he could not comment on the motive for the attack by the teachers on the initiate. He also adds that while the suspects are known, no arrests have been made yet and investigations are still ongoing.
The initiation school has been closed and all facilities at the school have been dismantled following this attack.
Meanwhile, provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Lebeoana Tsumane, said: “We will not accept barbaric actions in the name of practicing culture in our communities. We will continue to enforce the law and close those illegal initiation school.” His statement comes after the brutal assault of the 20 year old initiate who is said to be recovering from the attack.
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