A South African church carries out virginity test on female members of the church aged 18 and above.
It was gathered that the church – Nazareth Baptist Church in Durban, South Africa – began this practice to encourage young ladies in the church to keep their virginity.
It’s said to be a yearly event which takes place in the middle of the year and a ‘Certificate of Virginity’ is given to those who pass the test and a white mark is made on their foreheads.
The certificate is only valid for one year and the ladies are expected to conduct another test in the following year.
The virginity test for 2022/2023 was conducted by the church on Tuesday, July 6, and the successful ladies were issued a certificate as usual.
The certificate was signed by the leader of the church and the specialist who inspected their virginity.
Photos from the exercise has been shared on social media. See below,