Watch: From boys to men

It is just before dawn on a Wednesday and 15-year-old Mxoli Skosana is on edge, pacing about in his makeshift kraal, built from tree branches. In a few hours, he will be whisked off to the mountains of his Mpumalanga village of Manyebethwana, where he and thousands of his cohorts will undergo the Ndebele rite of passage ritual or Ingoma. The grass ball or Usonyana, dangling on his forehead indicates that he is a boy about to embark on a two-moth journey of transformation into manhood. Mxolisi’s parents Alfred and NamaGobholi, have ensured that their son has received his Covid…

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