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'Govt not doing enough to protect children'

Childline says govt isn’t doing enough to deal with violence against minors.

The school in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain, where it's alleged a grade R pupil was raped by three grade 2 boys. 18 March 2014. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Childline has reiterated government is not doing enough to protect children and to deal with sexual violence against minors.

In the latest incident, a grade R pupil was allegedly raped by three other children (grade 2) at a primary school in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain.

The incident allegedly took place on the school's premises.

Authorities are investigating, among other things, why the alleged victim's parents were apparently only informed of the incident two weeks later.

Childline's Dumisile Nala said, "Honestly, it's high time that as a country and a society, we look at what is going on, different levels and how we address the situation because our children are not safe."

On Tuesday, Eyewitness News visited the school during break time and learners appeared blissfully unaware of the incident.

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