Begging Angolan minors around the streets and malls a concern

A crisis of children, mostly female, roaming around the streets and malls of the capital, selling wooden goods and begging for coins, has become a concern.

It has become an everyday occurrence for one to encounter these children from neighbouring Angola walking along streets or malls in Windhoek, begging for money to buy bread, all repeating the same phrases as if trained.

Looking into the eyes of these children can be a traumatising experience, as they look worn out, emotionless, and neglected.