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Panarottis to lay charges after children exposed to game containing nudity

Children said there were naked images shown in the Panarottis' Pandora's Box video game.

Panarottis Pizza Pasta logo. Picture: panarottis.co.za

JOHANNESBURG - Panarottis at the Newmarket Mall in Alberton says it will be laying charges against programming company Kimberley Amusements for providing a game that contains nudity in their playroom.

This follows complaints from parents who were told by their children that there were naked images shown in the Pandora's Box video game.

A concerned parent says he was celebrating his son's eighth birthday at Panarottis last night when his children made him aware of the nude images they had seen while playing a video game.

"The kids went into the play area and came back with this horrific story that the game they were playing was pornographic in nature and we were absolutely horrified."

The owner of the restaurant Bret Milligan says his staff is not involved in the packaging of the games and that computer company Kimberley Amusements is responsible.

"These are pre-loaded games. We can't manipulate or change anything of the sort and we were given guarantee by the supplier that they had checked all is children friendly and only suitable for children."

Milligan says they have since switched off the video games in the play area.

The company is yet to respond.

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