Work together to keep children safe

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pretoria – The Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Paul Mashatile, has called on communities to work together with law enforcement to keep children safe.

On Wednesday, MEC Mashatile condemned alleged syndicates reported to be responsible for the spike in child abductions across the province.

On 1 June, many countries all over the world will celebrate the International Day for the Protection of Children. South Africa is currently observing child Protection Week.

“As we observe this day in our country, let us pay special attention to the current threats that see so many children go missing daily. We can ill-afford to sit back and fold our arms at a time when our children need us now more than ever,” MEC Mashatile said.

He urged mayors and councillors to engage in awareness and other campaigns that promote child safety and abuse.

“If we are to turn the situation around and rid our society of the scourge of child abuse and killings, we have to make this day and the Child Protection Week count by uniting as communities and work together with law enforcement agencies in the continuing fight for the safety of our children at home, schools and on our streets,” MEC Mashatile said. –

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