Act immediately against abuse: KZN Social Development

Act immediately against abuse: KZN Social Development

KwaZulu-Natal Social Development is urging families and community members to report incidents of child abuse and rape to authorities immediately.  

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Nokuthula Khanyile, the department head, says it's been three months since a case was opened and there's been no arrest yet for the rape of a 12-year-old Amanzimtoti girl.  

The child, who's since given birth, claims she was attacked by her school transport driver.  

Khanyile says they're saddened and disappointed to learn that community members knew about what happened to the child - but failed to act.

"We are calling on everybody to report these incidents. They must report to the local councillor, teachers, the Department of Social Development and police. We all have a duty to protect our children. 

"You can see this happening to your neighbour's child. If you don't act, it could be your child. We need to make sure that we isolate people who abuse our children," Khanyile said. 

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