CHILDREN LIVE IN CRUMBLING SHACK
CHILD Welfare in King William’s Town is appealing to anyone able to help a family of five who are living in “inhumane circumstances”.
Four children, between four to 10 years of age, and their father live in a dilapidated shack in Berlin Farm outside King William’s Town.
Child Welfare office manager Patience Mokololo said they were alerted by a sister in charge of the Berlin Clinic about the appalling circumstances the children were living in.
“The shack they live in is not in a state any living species should live in. The dilapidated shack is a rental, they pay R250 a month,” Mokololo said.
She said they were still waiting for the local municipality to provide a site where they could build a proper shelter for the family.
“The mother has been in hospital for three months, and the father is suffering with tuberculosis, which has now spread to the children.”
The family needs any form of help they can get, whether it is clothing, groceries, blankets or medical assistance.
Anyone who is willing to help can contact the Child Welfare offices at (043) 643-4197.
The King William’s Town-based Child Welfare is an NGO which provides child protection services and promotes the safety and well-being of children.
TRAGIC: A Child Welfare official standing at the entrance of the dilapidated shack, which is home to a sick father and his four young children. Their mother is in hospital