WHERE IS THE VILLAGE? - The Plight of the Minor

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It takes a village to raise a child we say. Does it really? Have we been that village that does what is best for our children? Isn’t it time we  took a step back and looked in the mirror? Isn’t it time we become honest with ourselves and admit that we have failed and continue to  fail our children?

1. We harbour paedophiles and incest perpetrators within our families and in most cases their deeds go unreported. We have normalized defilement because we readily accept promises of one taking responsibility of a child borne from such an act with a minor.

When such incidents occur within our families it requires us as a nation to introspect on the values that we hold dear and to interrogate our family system as to whether it is what we would like  it to be and to achieve. Are we the mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, cousins, siblings and grandparents we would like each and every child to have?

Editor's Comment
Tighten the law on drug dealers

Our youth are perishing; their once hopeful bright future is going down the drain; all because of illicit drugs.It is very easy to blame the addict, but it is not as simple as that! Drug dealing is a very lucrative business for some shameless people amongst our society and as such they have come up with tight strategies on how to push their business.Drug addiction is bad, and while the individual on drugs sometimes might have been the one who...

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