Ministry says alleged 9 and 11-year-old prostitutes are actually 15 and 17, calls on media to be responsible6 years ago
Provincial Social Welfare Officer, Susan Ngani has called on journalists to be responsible and to stop exaggerating issues. She disputed the story of two alleged commercial prostitutes who were aged 9 and 11 which aired on StarFM. Said Ngani:
It is important to disseminate correct information especially about children; the young girls from Epworth who were alleged to be 9 and 11 are actually 15 and 17 years old. I can testify to this and have evidence as I had an interview with the children.
She also accused non-governmental organizations of dealing with issues the wrong way saying:
I am not going to mention the organizations by name but these organizations are diverting from their core business onto doing harm to our children
These organizations are trusts and trusts do not work with children but adults, it is wrong for them to engage with the children promoting anti-social behaviour.
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