UPDATE: Shebeen mother fails to appear in court


A 34-year-old mother, accused of child neglect and abuse failed to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court on 8 September, as scheduled. State prosecutor, Vincent Ndzuke asked the court to issue a warrant of arrest for her.

Magistrate Thandi Twele authorised the warrant of arrest.

The state alleges that the Yeoville mother abandoned her two children and went on a drinking spree at a local shebeen. The state also alleges that the accused physically abused the eldest child, aged two. The youngest child is a month old.

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Belinda Pheto

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