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Your child is my child - Zuma

President Jacob Zuma launched the national Child Protection Week campaign on Sunday.

Young children - South Africa’s hope. Picture: Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma launched Child Protection Week in Kimberley, on Sunday.

Zuma, the Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini, and other officials signed a pledge encouraging a safe environment for children across the country.

The annual campaign was adopted in October 2010 by the National Child Care and Protection Forum.

The campaign aims to raise awareness against the abuse of children, and helps communities determine whether their children are being abused.

Zuma committed to doing his best to protect children, said Dlamini.

She said the president told attendants of the launch to remind themselves that “your child is my child”. 

Zuma also urged adults to love children instead of abusing them, added Dlamini. 

Child Protection Week will run until 3 June.