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A rumour that a syndicate is watching children on GoPro cameras in Durbanville has spread like a field fire on Monday after a mother spotted someone putting up such a camera on a pole.

According to the rumour distributed in Whatsapp groups, a GoPro camera was found on a pole outside Durbanville Primary School. The mother then shortly after spotted a “suspicious” man where he was busy attaching a GoPro camera to a pole at the Durbanville Children’s Home.

She alerted the staff at the children’s home and the camera was taken off. Parents, grandparents, caretakers and teachers were all warn in a Whatsapp message to be on high alert.

“The syndicates are watching our children before they stole the poor ‘lyfies’. It is happening here under our noses...”, the message read.

According to Rudolf Bezuidenhout, manager of the Durbanville Children’s Home, it is true that a GoPro camera was found attached to a pole infront of the children’s home.

However, it was installed on the pole – and on a pole at Durbanville Primary – as part of a traffic assessesment for Durbieland nursery School, he said.

“We immediately had it removed when it came under our attention, not knowing why it was there.

“The owner of the camera only came to the children’ home the next day (Tuesday) to get his camera back. I explained to him that it is not allowed that our children are photographed of taken videos of.

“He was quite agitated that we took his camera off the pole, but he did not even asked our permission,” he said.

“Is this even legal to just erect a camera anywhere? The parents were rightfully upset. In these times where child theft is rife, one cannot just put a camera somewhere without upsetting people,” he said.

He said he was informed by Carin Viljoen, Subcouncil 7 manager, that the cameras were put out as part of an assessment of the traffic by Nick Venter Traffic Surveying in Weyers Avenue and Church Street.

According to Pierre du Toit, vice principal of Durbanville Primary School, they were not informed that a camera will be put up outside the school.

Nick Venter said to TygerBurger he informed the secretaries of the school about it as h also have small children and knwo how worried parents are about their children’s safety. However, he did not inform the children’s home. “The cameras pointed away from the children’s home and took footage from above; no children were photographed,” he said.

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