Child killers must remain invisible to us. Here’s why

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Child killers must remain invisible to us. Here’s why

Children who murder need to be protected from society, even as adults, argues a legal centre

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The child killers known only as DS and MO, who were 15 and 17 when they committed murder, should not be unmasked before the broader public when they turn 18.

This is according to the Centre for Child Law in Pretoria, which argues that shielding a child’s identity when they are either victims of crime or perpetrators can spare them the “trauma” and “danger” suffered by those whose names get exposed to the public.

The legal protection should be provided even when they are adults, the centre says...

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