Disabled girl (12) chained to chair in locked room, mother arrested

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Disabled girl (12) chained to chair in locked room, mother arrested
Disabled girl (12) chained to chair in locked room, mother arrested

The South African Police Service in Limpopo is concerned about the incidents of ill-treatment of children, including child neglect that are still being perpetrated by some parents in certain areas of the province.

This follows the arrest of a 30 year old woman in the Bela Bela policing area for child neglect. It is alleged that on 16 July 2019, at about 09:00, the Police were notified by concerned community members about a child who was not treated well by her own mother who often locked her alone inside their house.

The Police reacted swiftly and found a disabled 12 year old girl, chained on a chair in a locked room. The Police took the necessary steps to ensure that the child was safe. The suspect was then arrested immediately.

She will appear before the Bela Bela Magistrate Court on 18 July 2019, facing a charge of Child Neglect.

The Police investigations are still continuing.

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