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Teen dies at initiation

Police on Sunday have warned that Initiation schools have to make sure boys are in good health when taking...

An initiation school in Gugulethu, Cape Town. Picture: Asanda Jezile/Eyewitness News

Police on Sunday have warned that Initiation schools have to make sure boys are in good health when taking part in any rituals.

This followed the death of a 16-year-old boy at an initiation school in Ficksburg, Free State over the weekend.

Police spokesperson Phumelelo Dhlamini said schools needed to exercise caution.

Dhlamini said initiation participants must make sure that they are not ill when going through with the practice.

"It must be normal practice that they go to the clinic to be checked," he said.