Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
27 May 2021
8:45 am

Suffer the little children

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

While we may not understand what led to the circumstances of a five-year-old child being trusted to commute home alone, even that in itself is questionable.

The five-year-old boy was found crying on the side of the road after a taxi driver left him there. Image: iStock

The parent in me was enraged as I read about how a five year old was left on the side of the road by a taxi driver because he did not have enough money to pay for a ride home. I wondered if that driver was a parent, brother or uncle. I wondered how he felt as he drove off and did not bother looking back. While he had no obligation to offer free transport, there was a moral obligation to make sure that child was not put in harm’s way … something he decided to waltz away from! Also,...