Concern raised for the safety of small children who sit at traffic lights

Concern raised for the safety of small children who sit at traffic lights

Joburg officials have been left with their hands tied as the trend of sitting with children next to busy intersections is on the rise. The concern for the safety of the children has left the city wondering what can be done to assist the needy

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Serious concerns are being raised regarding the safety of children who sit alongside women on some of Johannesburg's busiest intersections.

There have even been shocking reports of a syndicate which rents out babies to beggars.

Speaking to the eNCA, two women have revealed that the small children they sit with aren’t even their own.

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Social workers in the city have been struggling to cope with the pressures of this situation and it isn’t set to improve with the number of women sitting on the roads with small children on the rise.

Naturally the safety of the small children greatly concerns officials but the City of Joburg has said that from a legal point of view not much can be done.

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