Pietie the police mascot visits Radio 786


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Look who came to visit the Radio 786’s FYI Crimespot programme… Pietie the police mascot! He helps children deal with their trauma of abuse.

Pietie(l), Captain-Arthur-John-Minnaar(c), Advocate-Andrew-Brown.(r) on Radio 786’s FYI show


Pietie was accompanied by Captain Arthur John Minnaar – the Principal Communications Officer at the SAPS Provincial office and Advocate Andrew Brown – the police Liaison Officer for the Child Abuse team at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. He has worked as a police reservist policeman for 22 years.

Pietie spoke about being aware of crimes against children, including cases of sexual abuse.

Statistics show that about a third of girls in South Africa will experience some form of sexual abuse during their lifetime, and one in five children will be sexually assaulted.

To report a case, contact the police crime-line on 10111.

Tune-in to Crimespot every Monday at 14:15 on FYI.



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