EDITORIAL | Government, you are to blame for gangsters killing ...

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EDITORIAL | Government, you are to blame for gangsters killing SA’s kids

Hunger is driving youngsters into their clutches and parents, themselves failed by government, are powerless

Editorial

The experiences of children on the Cape Flats and in most disadvantaged neighbourhoods are enough to make you want to find a bunker in which to hide them and everyone dear to you.

It is chilling reading the state’s indictment in a second case involving the Terrible Josters, alleging the gang used children, driven by hunger and a need for acceptance, to commit some of its most heinous crimes in Cape Town.

Last week Monday, six members of the gang, including its feared leader, Horatio “Voudie” Solomon, were sentenced to life in prison by the high court in that city for murder, attempted murder, drug dealing and gang activities...

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