'House of horrors' wife due in court

2014-06-24 07:24
The Springs man accused of abusing his wife and children appears in court. (File, Sapa)

The Springs man accused of abusing his wife and children appears in court. (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The wife of the man accused of abusing her and their five children and holding them captive is expected to appear in the Springs Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, eNCA reported.

The woman was arrested on Sunday night and faces the same charges as her husband.

These included attempted murder, child abuse, assault and defeating the ends of justice.

The 36-year-old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his family members, was arrested last month after allegedly assaulting his wife and five children and keeping them captive.

He was denied bail by the court earlier this month. His case was postponed to 25 July.

The man was arrested in May after his 11-year-old son fled the family's house in Springs and ran to a neighbour's house to beg for help. The neighbour called police.

The man allegedly kept his wife and five children, aged between 2 and 16, captive in the house for several years and assaulted them.


- SAPA
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