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Child Protection Week launched

Hundreds of school children from across the city are attending the launch in Delft.

FILE: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: Catherine Rice/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town residents have come out in their numbers for the launch of Child Protection Week in Delft.

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will address the crowd at a high school in the area.

Hundreds of school children from across the Mother City are attending the launch.

Delft has been hit hard by a spate of child murders in recent months.

Dlamini is also expected to visit the family of two young boys who died in a shack fire on Friday night.

Some young people have called on authorities to ramp up efforts to rid out gangsters and drug dealers.

Meanwhile, the Ekurhuleni Municipality says it working with the community of KwaThema to weed out drug dealers.

On Saturday officials from the municipality and concerned parents took to the streets to raise awarness about the issue.

"Nyaope" has become the drug of choice for many young substance abusers in the East Rand township.

The municipality's Themba Radebe has called on communities to work with authorities to put drug dealers behind bars.

"The people that use those things live among the community. We are asking the community to inform us of the places that sell drugs so that we can get the culprits arrested."


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