Mother to appear after kids left home alone for 4 days

2015-09-02 19:04


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Cape Town - A 35-year-old woman will appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after she allegedly left her three children home alone for four days.

Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk in a statement said the woman from Tubelitsha near Delft was arrested on Tuesday.

The woman was detained after police received reports that the children had been left unattended after the woman allegedly went on a drinking spree. 

"Neighbours called in the police after they found the children hungry, dirty and reeking of [urine]. The children - aged 1, 3 and 9 - were all placed in a place of safety by the Department of Social Development," Van Wyk said.

He said the mother was arrested when she came looking for the children.

The woman was charged with child neglect and abandonment, he confirmed.

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