#Inxeba: We should be more outraged by initiate deaths - Bongani Bingwa

702's Breakfast Show host Bongani Bingwa has shared his views amid widespread anger over the film Inxeba (The Wound).

The film, a coming-of-age story told from the lens of three gay men - who battle to reconcile who they are with society's often homophobic views of masculinity - has been at the centre of much criticism, with the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) claiming it is an inaccurate depiction of isiXhosa rituals and culture.

A number of Eastern Cape cinemas have cancelled screenings of the movie, following protests at the weekend and cinema staff have been threatened.

Taking a look at the reports of bereaved families of youth's who have died over the initiation season, Bingwa says there should be more outrage at the number of boys who never make it home.

A particular headman in Bizana said circumcision in their area was killing the nation and only the government can help reverse this.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

He says we have become the laughing stock of other communities as far as amaXhosa are concerned. People have asked why it is we are putting our children through this torture, knowing that some of them won't survive and some of them will lose their manhood.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast show host

Before you get outraged about a film, think about hat actually happens. Think about who actually doesn't make it out of those initiation schools. Maybe it is time you got more outraged about that.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast show host

Click on the link below to listen to Bongani's full comment...


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