In just five months, at least 150 young girls aged 10 to 14 years have given birth in the Free State province this year, raising alarm across the nation.
The shocking statistics were revealed by the Free State provincial department of health this week.
The alarming statistics have resulted in a number of organisations calling for urgent intervention and prosecution of those responsible for the pregnancies with many calling for it to be labelled what it is – statutory rape.
Mmusi Maimane’s new political party, Build One SA (Bosa) said this “burgeoning crisis” has health and socio-economic implications and negative effects on the education of girl children in particular, and called…
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