Molo Songololo

Child murders soar under minimal intervention

Cape Town has seen a rapid increase in the number of children reported missing and later killed which creates great concern to child protection and advocacy group Molo Songololo. Earlier this week the body of missing toddler Oderick Lucas was discovered in a drain by children trying to retrieve a[…]

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Mixed reaction to spanking ruling

By: Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed South African parents have been left torn after the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled that parents will no longer be able to use the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’ if they are later accused of assault. Judge Raylene Keightley handed down the judgement that[…]

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Teens raping kids on the rise

Child rights group Molo Songololo says the number of cases of young teens raping even younger children is increasing. The organisation was reacting after a 16-year-old was arrested for allegedly raping two girls, one aged nine and the other a five-year-old. According to police spokesman Noloyiso Rwexana, the boy allegedly[…]

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Porn judgment shocking: NGO

Molo Songololo has expressed shock and disgust at a judgement issued by the sexual offences court in Parow, which let a convicted child pornographer seemingly off the hook with a suspended 8 year sentence. Andries Petrus Retief was convicted of luring minors to his farm in Durbanville, where he proceeded[…]

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