22 November 2007
By Sharlene Packree and Heinz de Boer (This article was originally published on page 1 of The Daily News on November 22, 2007)
"Durban`s usually bustling street child colonies have all but disappeared from the city after what is believed to be a major police crackdown ahead of this week`s Fifa preliminary draw
City officials remain at odds over the fate of dozens of children, who are believed to have been rounded up by SAPS and Metro Police units before being taken to Westville Prison.
Social workers say this happened after the children and some adults with small children were charged for loitering and given fines they cannot afford. Some may spend up to 90 days behind bars."
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