March 01, 2008, 16:00
Street kids in Durban have called on Government to protect them from alleged abuse by some members of the city’s metro police.
Last week the children, who live in Albert Park, threatened to take to the streets in protest against the alleged abuse. The kids claim officers often come while they are sleeping and demand sex. They say the latest incident happened last week when the kids claim they were stripped naked by policemen who were not wearing name tags.
Spokesperson for the KwaZulu-Natal Street Kids Association, Sipho Nyaka, says some metro police officials are abusing their authority.
Metro police spokesperson, Thomas Tyala, says people should report such incidents.