THE Health and Child Care ministry has cleared the air about the controversial disposal of foreskins of circumcised men.
Chiefs’ Council president, Chief Fortune Charumbira, says circumcision should be a voluntary exercise.
A ZANU PF senator has claimed that Western countries are encouraging Zimbabwean males to be circumcised as a ploy to weaken them so they can take over their land and women.
MATABELELAND South senator Sithembile Mlotshwa last week moved a motion in the Senate calling for a ban on child circumcision. Below are excerpts of how the motion as recorded in the Hansard.
MDC-T Matabeleland South senator Sithembile Mlotshwa has backed her motion calling for a ban on circumcision of children under the age of 18 by claiming that foreskins of circumcised men could be used for witchcraft.
MDC-T’s Matabeleland South senator Sithembile Mlotshwa yesterday moved a motion urging a ban on circumcision of minors saying the country is “creating a generation of useless men”.
ZIMBABWEAN men are not keen on undergoing vasectomy as they view this form of birth control as castration and a cruel process.
ZIMBABWE has recorded a very low uptake of the voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and the country is failing to meet targets set every year, the Health and Child Care ministry has said.
For some people, circumcision is a religious ritual and to others it can be a matter of family tradition, personal hygiene or preventive healthcare. To others, circumcision amounts to causing bodily harm.
BULAWAYO, Matabeleland North and South provinces have been rated as leading areas in which males are being circumcised countrywide compared to other provinces.