The Democratic Alliance believes that
parents must educate their children about sexual health in light of the recent
signing into law of the Sexual Offences and Related Matters Amendment Bill.
The law was amended so that consensual sex
between two children aged 12 and 16 years will not be regarded as a criminal
Spokesperson on Women, Children and People
with Disabilities, Jane Sithole said what we are saying is that as much as schools
are doing sexual education, we as parents also need to take the front role and
teach our children about the consequences of engaging in sex at such a young
“If you think of a child of 12-years it is
really a child in terms of their thinking but the law says if it is consensual
then there is nothing wrong with that. So as parents we need to protect and
educate our children” Sithole added.
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