Children Health

333 children treated for gunshot injuries in the Western Cape this year, says health department

More than 300 children were treated for gunshot wounds in the Western Cape this year. (Alan Majchrowicz/Getty Images)

More than 300 children were treated for gunshot wounds in the Western Cape this year. (Alan Majchrowicz/Getty Images)

Every year, around 200 children are killed in the Western Cape. Many of those are victims of the gunshots fired as part of gang violence playing out across the province, experts say.

Hanover Park, Manenberg, Eerste River, Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha and Nyanga are just some of the areas that have seen children caught in the crossfire. 

The provincial health department said that between 1 January and 12 June, 333 children with firearm-related injuries had been seen at public health facilities in the Western Cape. 

South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country informed for 25 years, and we’re about to enter a new chapter of fearless journalism. Join our free subscription trial to unlock this story and a world of news aimed to inform, empower, and inspire.


Source link

Related Articles

Back to top button