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Meet the 12-year-old pregnant South African girl who made headlines

A 12-year-old pregnant South African girl, who made headlines years ago after she posted her photos on social media with the caption: ‘pregnant and proud’, has shared photos of her baby daddy. The baby daddy of the 12-year-old pregnant South African girl, is said to be a 14-year-old boy who lives in their neighborhood.

Last year, it was reported that 1 000 teenage girls were pregnant in the Erkhueni area of South Africa. One of the girls was a grade 5 student – meaning an 11 or 12-year-old girl is expecting her first child. The general feeling of the DA is that young girls under the age of 16 are being taken advantage of – a reason behind the shocking number of them falling pregnant. =\

According to a report by The Sowetan, the Ekurhuleni mayor, Mzwandile Masina, stated that one of the main reasons young girls are falling pregnant is “the cult of blessers”. A “blesser” is basically a sugar daddy, but maybe not more than 10 years older than the girl he “blesses” with gifts and money.

When these girls fall pregnant, the majority of them do not return to school. The girls will then struggle to provide for their children and build a future for themselves.

Meet the 12-year-old pregnant South African girl who made headlines
Meet the 12-year-old pregnant South African girl who made headlines

A 12-year-old pregnant South African girl, who made headlines a year ago after she shared her photos on social media with the caption ‘pregnant and proud, had shared photos of her baby daddy.

Meet the 12-year-old pregnant South African girl who made headlines

The baby daddy of the 12-year-old pregnant South African girl, is reportedly a 14-year-old boy who lived in their neighborhood.

Here are loved-up photos she shared below;

Meet the 12-year-old pregnant South African girl who made headlines

10-year-old pupils among 23,226 who fell pregnant in Gauteng

Meet the 12-year-old pregnant South African girl who made headlines

“Teenage pregnancy remains a serious social and health problem in SA”.
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Girls as young as 10 are among 23,226 pupils who fell pregnant in Gauteng between April last year and March this year.

This staggering number of pregnant children and teenagers was disclosed by Gauteng health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi in a written reply to questions by DA spokesperson for social development Refiloe Nt’sekhe in the provincial legislature.

According to Mokgethi, 934 babies were delivered by girls between the ages of 10 and 14, while over 19,000 were delivered by those between the ages of 15 and 19. Nearly 3,000 girls between the ages of 10 and 19 chose to terminate their pregnancies.

Mokgethi said her department did not have the profiles of the type of men who fathered these children. She said cases of statutory rape were reported to the department of social development and the police.

“There are no statistics collected specifically on statutory rape by the department of health. The cases are reported to SAPS and arrests remain their mandate,” Mokgethi said.

Nt’sekhe said the report indicated a great need by the Gauteng departments of education, social development, and health to strengthen their teenage pregnancy and sex education campaigns.

“Teenage pregnancy remains a serious social and health problem in SA. It poses a health risk to both mother and child and it also has social consequences such as continuing the cycle of poverty and early school dropout.

“We also urge parents and guardians, as well as different stakeholders, to work with government departments to assist in curbing teenage pregnancy – a societal issue that is affecting young girls.

“Teenage girls should be taught about the consequences of teenage pregnancy and preventive measures to curb this. As for girls who are under the age of consent, they should also be taught their rights in this regard and to know that at no point is anyone allowed to force themselves on them.

“The future of our girls can be saved through behaviour change with the correct knowledge and guidance provided by the provincial government,” Nt’sekhe said.


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