A Group of young people have been told that government officials are duty-bound to report any incidents of child abuse or any crime for that matter.
Speaking to youths at a recent workshop, divisional manager community policing acting ASP Viliame Soko said doctors, nurses and police officers were duty-bound to report any case of abuse.
Acting ASP Soko said doctors and nurses dealing with suspicious cases in hospitals were obliged to report them.
"These include cases of abuse of children and cases of defilement of girls where the victims had been in a sexual encounter under the age of 16," he said.
"Doctors are now co-operating with the police to report cases where girls have been detected to have been pregnant during their minor years even though the pregnancy is often detected when they have come of age.
"These officials also have a duty to ensure all suspicious cases of rape, abuse and any form of crime against women and children are reported once it comes within their area of profession."
Acting ASP Soko encouraged youths to refrain from condoning crime and start reporting it if they were aware of its occurrence.
"The trend in this age among youths is 'bad is cool', this has to change because evil will remain evil never mind how much we glorify it."