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Crackdown on violence against children

A committee has been set up to deal with violence against children.

Crimes against children. Picture: Photo Exhange
child abuse,Child Safe,Asemahle Ntsabo
Local

CAPE TOWN - Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini on Sunday said a committee has been set up to look at how government can deal with violence targeting children.

Monday marks the start of Child Protection Week.

Last week, a third suspect appeared in court for the rape and murder of six-year-old Asemahle Ntsabo in Mbekweni in Paarl.

The suspects are due to appear in court in June.

Dlamini said they her department was desperate to find solutions to end attacks on children.

“Cabinet has taken the decision that social development must lead an inter-ministerial committee that will look into a spate of child abuse and come up with recommendations of how we can deal with this.”

Dlamini said they would like to find out what sparked the violent attacks on children.

(Edited by Lisa Bartlett)

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