Pretoria mom arrested for neglect

2012-09-06 18:24

Johannesburg - A woman who left her three children alone with no food in a house in Nellmapius, Pretoria, was arrested on Thursday, police said.

Captain Jan Sepato said the 23-year-old woman was accused of constantly leaving the children, aged one, three, and eight, home alone.

"Neighbours confirmed that this happened every time, and one of the three children has Down syndrome."

The children were found by members of an organisation who were conducting door-to-door visits on Thursday.

Police found their mother at a house in the same neighbourhood. She was expected to appear soon in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

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