1891T.R. BeattiePambaniso 215A Kaffir male who has not been circumcised is regarded as a boy, even though he be a full-grown man. The rite is known as Ubukweta, and those who are undergoing it are called Abakweta. The term Ubukweta or circumcision begins generally in December and lasts for six or eight months. During this period the Abakweta are isolated in huts by themselves, and a man is appointed to attend to them and look after their wants.
1905W.H. Tooke inFlint & GilchristScience in S. Afr. 88Circumcision, as in nearly all South African Bantu, is practised with elaborate rites. It is called ubukweta, and the corresponding rite among the girls intonjane.
1964G. GordonFour People 80Although they still cling to their tribal customs like ubukhwetha, the School- and Church-people did not daub their bodies with yellow ochre or drape themselves in blankets like the ignorant pagans.
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