The video of a child’s speech in which she speaks about the horrors of child slavery in South Africa has been viewed more than 20 million times and racked up nearly 200,000 retweets.
The video was uploaded to a Facebook page dedicated to the cause in November 2017, with many people linking to it on Twitter and Facebook, where it has been shared more than 4 million times.
One user wrote, “Just seeing the face of a beautiful child speaks volumes about the horrible state of South Africa.”
“This child speaks of the suffering and degradation of child slaves in the context of the apartheid system,” the page said.
In response to the outcry, the Facebook page has since deleted the video and its parent company Facebook removed the page on Thursday.
It was then reuploaded on Thursday morning.
South Africa has some of the worst child trafficking laws in the world.
A Facebook page, called “Children of South Africans” and created by a South African human rights activist, was created to expose child trafficking in South African society.
According to a report from Amnesty International, more than 7 million children and young people have been trafficked into South Africa.
“I want to see these children come out of slavery and be able to enjoy a better future,” the mother, identified as Gaby, told CNN.
Her video has been watched more than 11 million times on Facebook.
Many have praised the mother for sharing her story.
“I think it’s very important to show the truth about child trafficking,” one user said.