Preschool children march against abuse, kidnapping
HUNDREDS of children from local preschools marched to the police station to hand over a memorandum to the station commander in Senekal yesterday.
The march was accompanied by the church fraternal, the department of health, department of social development, the SAPS and the traffic department.
It was organised by a community development worker, Nyakane Monkoe, and the preschool matrons.
Motorists were patient enough to make way for the little preschoolers marching on John Stone Street. Some hooted and cheered them on.
When asked why she was marching, Mojabeng Ramahane said as children, they were are sick and tired of the abuse.
“We will not let our future be ruined by criminals,” she said.
They carried placards that read, “enough is enough”, “kidnapping must fall” and “stop rape”.
The march comes as the country marks Child Protection Week which started on Sunday.
The week is to raise awareness about the rights of children as articulated in the Children’s Act of 2005.
It aims to mobilise all sectors of society to care for and protect children.
“It is important for children to know their rights at an early age, so when they are older, they know their responsibilities,” matron Julia Sefuthi said.
TAKING A STAND: School kids are seen marching for their rights with placards reading ‘enough is enough’, ‘kidnapping must fall’ and ‘stop rape’.