Pretoria – As Gauteng police investigate the circumstances surrounding the alleged rape of a two-year-old child under isolation for Covid-19 at a local hospital, experts call for the National Register for Sex Offenders to be made public knowledge.
Daleen Gouws, the spokesperson for Action Society, said it was unacceptable for a child to be placed under the protection of the state and still be vulnerable to criminals lurking in the shadows.
Gouws said it was time the president and other stakeholders took radical action to finally put an end to the scourge of violence being perpetrated against women and children.
One way to do this, Gouws said was by making the National Register for Sex Offenders public information.
She said by making the National Register for Sex Offenders public, South African civilians would finally be able to outwit those criminals who are protected by the law.
“Like this girl’s mother, we assume that our loved ones are surrounded by people that are “safe”, but are they? We ought to know if we can truly trust the people we are forced to leave our children with.