A few months ago I requested a temporary crèche or early childhood development centre for the children of Freedom Park informal settlement in Woodlands Road. I felt that this request would most definitely keep the non-going young children from roaming the wide open spaces surrounding the settlement, and more so the prowling grounds of human animals that are abusing and murdering our children.
I am aware that there were holiday programmes by a dedicated social person, Chantal Geland, but this morning I was summoned by the chairperson of one of our organisations to show me how two children from Freedom Park was standing at a fence begging for money. The one child got his head stuck between the railings. I am angry because there seems to be no progress on a temporary ECD centre. Must a child first be raped, tortured and then slaughtered before that long awaited centre is put into place?