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Attack on blind young man in Grassy Park impacts independence, says Lofob

4 March 2019 2:40 PM
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League of Friends of the Blind (Lofob) Armand Bam, speaks to Pippa Hudson about the attacks on the blind and its impact.

There's been an increase in attacks on blind people in the City of Cape Town, according to the League of Friends of the Blind (Lofob).

Last week, a blind man was attacked in Grassy Park while walking home. The 20-year-old was threatened with a knife, held at gunpoint and robbed.

Executive director at League of Friends of the Blind (Lofob) Armand Bam, speaks to Pippa Hudson about the attacks and its biggest concerns.

The impact on this young learner's life is something that we as an organisation is traumatised about.

Armand Bam, Executive director - Lofob

Here he goes, trying to access an opportunity, and our rule is to facilitate his independence and training and get him to opportunities, but we cannot control what happens within society.

Armand Bam, Executive director - Lofob

South African Police Services (Saps) does not have enough of a presence in communities, he says.

We serve the most marginalised. We aren't in the fancy leafy suburbs...They are exposed to this on a daily basis.

Armand Bam, Executive director - Lofob

While there have not been ongoing attacks, he says Lofob's clients cannot venture out onto the streets at certain times.

He says it is risky clients in Lofob's facility to leave after 6pm.

He explains the issues regarding public transport and how that can impact on the mobility of the blind.

A CapeTalk caller phoned in to offer new spectacles for the young man who was attacked.

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Attack on blind young man in Grassy Park impacts independence, says Lofob


4 March 2019 2:40 PM
Tags:
Blind
disability awareness
Lofob

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