Ahead Of Annual Reed Dance In Zulu Kingdom, Girls Undergo Virginity Test To Affirm Their Purity

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Ahead of the annual Reed dance in Zulu kingdom, young girls in their thousands have undergone virginity test in their districts to affirm their purity before Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini.
The girls usually arrive at the king’s Enyokeni Palace in Nongoma, Zulu kingdom in South Africa and this year’s Reed Dance also known as Umkhosi Womhlanga‚ will take place from September 8 to 10.
Virginity testing, ukuhlolwa kwezintombi, is an ancient Zulu tradition that is regarded as an important rite of passage to womanhood. Before embarking on the annual trek to Nongoma‚ the maidens have to be tested by elderly women days before the pilgrimage to Enyokeni or to the Swazi Queen Mother’s Eludzidzini residence. Those who pass the test take pride in their status and are lauded by their community as izintombi nto‚ pure maidens.

According to Sowetan, the idea is that by remaining pure‚ the maidens are safe from unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, STDs.
The report says the tests are conducted at night or very early in the morning before they present reeds to the monarchs. This ancient Zulu practice was largely neglected by previous Zulu kings until it was revived by King Zwelithini in 1984. Non-school going maidens will present their reeds to the king on Friday‚ September 9, while learners will present theirs on Saturday, followed by an address by King Zwelithini. Human right groups have, however, condemned the King for reviving a practice they regard as a violation of women’s rights. Reacting to their condemnation, King Zwelithini has insisted that virginity testing will “promote respect for women and virginity before marriage.”
Patrioti at 03:34 PM, 5/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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Thus zulu king have banged more than 72 virgins; the limit set by prophet Mohamed.
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Dramaking at 05:51 PM, 5/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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Smh.... I like mature virgins girls, the kind of admiration i give em is beyond human comprehension, you dont wanna know the kinda eyes i give loose girls... Lol #Shame.
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pricklong at 06:59 PM, 5/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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OMG AM GOING TO  SOUTH AFRICA TO SEE FOR MYSELF
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ruthie at 07:14 PM, 5/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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haha...jokers
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olowoinlionsden at 08:09 PM, 5/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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Preparing grounds for another Zuma marriage.
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kayveetee at 10:11 PM, 5/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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Na wao
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james987 at 11:54 PM, 5/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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If na naija now,this virginity test go result to another thing lol
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Floyd29 at 12:39 AM, 6/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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They should come and test me am a virgin
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yawa_don_gas at 03:00 AM, 16/09/2017 (9 months ago)
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Please please hold on, why e be say everywhere I take even when I wan hide yawa dey there?
Why why?
Na yawa life, yawa goes on
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Novic at 09:20 PM, 25/09/2017 (8 months ago)
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This is serious ooooo..... make I just dey waka pass..... abeg I dey waka pass, I will come and comment later.
This one weak me ooooo, well life must goes on.
I dey waka come bare
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Novic at 09:24 PM, 25/09/2017 (8 months ago)
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This is serious ooooo..... make I just dey waka pass..... abeg I dey waka pass, I will come and comment later.
This one weak me ooooo, well life must goes on.
I dey waka come bare
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BournIdentity at 07:08 AM, 28/09/2017 (8 months ago)
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Roll Eyes                                                                           
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officynero at 09:25 PM, 28/09/2017 (8 months ago)
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seen
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Oworen25 at 07:20 AM, 29/09/2017 (8 months ago)
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I dont support any bad act
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Oworen25 at 07:21 AM, 29/09/2017 (8 months ago)
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I dont support any bad act
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