Child crime worries experts

2008-02-16 00:00

KWAZULU-NATAL has become a breeding ground for child criminals, and experts say that the lack of discipline, drugs, poverty and the breakdown in family structures are some of the reasons behind the increase in the number of young children committing serious crimes.

In another incident, pupils at a Durban school burnt tyres and stoned a police vehicle during a protest over overcrowding in classrooms. Near Pietermaritzburg, a 17-year-old boy was hacked to death by a group of teenagers.

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