Zille to meet with NGOs over probe into WC child killings

The province has been rocked by more than 20 child killings since the beginning of the year.

FILE: Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is expected to meet with nongovernmental organisations who've repeatedly called for a commission of inquiry into child killings in the province.

The province has been rocked by more than 20 child killings since the beginning of the year.

Zille's spokesperson Michael Mpofu they are still arranging a convenient time to meet with the specific organisations.

“She would establish a commission if we could frame precise questions that could be answered by further investigations. As it is, we need terms of reference because child murders is a very broad topic.”

Meanwhile, the African National Congress (ANC) in the province has welcomed the move, but they claim it comes on the back of a recommendation made by the party earlier which was shot down by the provincial government.

The provincial ANC will also launch its own campaign against child abuse next week called ‘Play Your Part’.

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