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Child report reveals 1 out of 5 children in South Africa are victims of sexual abuse

# A Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund report on the state of children in the country has revealed that one in five children are victims of sexual abuse. The Fund’s CEO, Linda Ncube-Nkomo, emphasises that one-third of children are at risk of online violence, exploitation, and abuse. Ncube-Nkomo acknowledged that these numbers do not capture the full extent of the challenges faced by children, as not every case is reported. She declares that South Africa is at war with children, emphasising the urgent need for change.