“Jintoe” sex list saga: Department to assist cyber-bullying victims
The Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) will intervene, and render psycho-social counselling support to the 31 children mentioned in a sex-list that went viral on social media.
The children named on the list, are all believed to be minors and school-children from various schools in the Atlantis area.
DSD social workers will work with their colleagues from the Western Cape Education Department, in order to find all the affected children, mostly girls, and render urgent trauma counselling and psycho-social support.
This is a case of cyber-bullying, and is being viewed in a serious light. It is worrying that the sex-list, which has been derogatorily labelled a “Jintoe” list, alleges sexual conduct, and possibly abuse of minors.
Cyber-bullying can be devastating to the emotional and psychological well-being of those it targets, especially if they are children and teenagers. We are extremely concerned at reports that one of the girls mentioned by the sex-list, has allegedly attempted to commit suicide.
Our social workers will make contact with the families, and begin the process of rendering assistance.
We are appealing to parents affected by this incident to come forward and make contact with our social workers from the Atlantis DSD local office, or contact the DSD hotline on 0800 220 250.
Spokesperson for Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development
Western Cape Government
7th floor, 14 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8000
Tel : (021) 483 9217
Cell : 076 083 6543
Email : Sihle.Ngobese@westerncape.gov.za