Mom who left kids in car due in court

2011-12-12 11:15
Johannesburg - A 34-year-old woman who allegedly left her two children inside a locked car at shopping centre is expected to appear in Vereeniging Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The woman arrived at River Square Mall with four children at 14:00 on Thursday, leaving a 6-month-old baby and 2-year-old in the car, Captain Shado Mashobane.

Car guards alerted paramedics who had to break the window of her black BMW to rescue the two severely dehydrated children.

"They were running short of oxygen," Mashobane said.

The woman returned and allegedly hit a police officer upon seeing the broken window.

The children were rushed to Midvaal hospital for medical check-up and were later released to their father and grandmother.

The woman was charged with child neglect, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

She spent the weekend in police cells while the children were released into their grandparents' custody.

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