Govt to trace child maintenance defaulters

Officials released a report naming the province's top offenders.

The Justice Department is working with police and Home Affairs to track down child maintenance defaulters. Picture: Sapa.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Justice Department has joined forces with police and the Home Affairs Department in an effort to trace hundreds of child maintenance defaulters.

Officials released a report that names the province's top offenders, who collectively owe a whopping R2.7 million.

The Justice Department is determined to leave no stone unturned in their search for nearly 300 people.

The department's Hishaam Mohamed says arrest warrants have been issued against the defaulters.

He says with the help of Home Affairs and police, they will be able to track down the alleged perpetrators.

Mohamed also called on communities to assist.