KIDS WHO COMMIT NO CRIME LOCKED UP

From Swazi Media Commentary Mon Dec 3 2012, 03:42:00

Children in Swaziland are being locked up in juvenile detention, even though they have committed no crime.

And, Isaiah Mzuthini Ntshangase, Swaziland's Correctional Services Commissioner, is encouraging parents to send their 'unruly children' to the facility if they think they are badly behaved.

Ntshangase was speaking at the open day of the Juvenile Industrial School at the Mdutshane Correctional Institution. He told the Times Sunday newspaper in Swaziland, 'Noticing the strife that parents go through when raising some of their children who are unruly, we decided to open our doors to assist them.'

The school not only corrected offenders but assisted 'in the fight against crime by rooting out elements from a tender age', the newspaper reported him saying. The children 'will be locked up, rehabilitated and integrated back to society', the Timesreported.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Guinea:   Ebola Health Workers Killed (news)
Voice of America
19 September 2014

The Guinean government said it is stopping Ebola education activities in the country's southeast after seven missing health workers and journalists were murdered there this week. Two other workers ... [read more]

Africa:   Future of ExIm Bank Critical to U.S.-Africa Business (analysis)
African Arguments
18 September 2014

The US Export-Import (ExIm) Bank has become the latest political football in Washington, as Democrats and Republicans argue over its value to the American economy. ExIm Bank is the US government's ... [read more]

Liberia:   Ex-Rebel Arrested for War Crimes (news)
Hirondelle News Agency
19 September 2014

Martina Johnson, a former rebel commander under Charles Taylor, was arrested in Belgium on Wednesday, suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Liberia's civil war, according to rights ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!