Action Society

The child pornography video which are currently being circulated are proof that the National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO) must urgently be made public. According to KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza the 30-second video, showing three children engaging in a sexual act, has been widely shared on various social media platforms, including Facebook and WhatsApp.

In her statement, released on Monday 8 June 2020, she expressed her shock that adults, whom we rely on to stem the tide of social ill bedevilling in our country, are behind the circulation of such a video. The South African law prohibits the presentation of pornography to children, the filming or indecent exposure of children in any sexual way, as well as compelling minors to witness a sexual act. Khoza warned the public that sharing child pornography is also a criminal offense and anyone partaking in this event could face jail time.Action Society, newly found civil rights organisation, calls on South Africans to report anyone that circulates any videos of this nature. Action Society has also requested that those who captured this horrific video should be hunt down by the police and their names be made public.

“Adding more names to the NRSO database is of no use when perpetrators of sex crimes remain anonymous — protected by their civil right to privacy. We need to join hands in our fight for justice and urge the SA government to make the NRSO freely available,” says Daleen Gouws, spokesperson of Action Society.

The organization calls on the public to sign their petition (www.actionsociety.co.za/national-register) and request the President to address this distressing issue as soon as possible.

ISSUED BY: Action Society
DATE: 9 JUNE 2020
FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES:

Daleen Gouws,
Spokesperson: Action Society,
Cell: 0812338351

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