Same sex couple lose children
Port Elizabeth – An East London mother has told of the joy her children showed after they were reunited with her after two years.
Judith Pieterse’s two children, aged six and four, spent two years in foster care.
Police and social workers took the children from their foster parents, Daneall Lowe, 41, and Ivo Indiani, 36, after the couple ignored a court order stipulating that the children return to Pieterse.
The married couple hid away with the children for a week at the end of January to prevent police from taking them.
They claimed that Pieterse couldn’t take care of the children financially. Pieterse denied this.
Her legal representative told reporters: “Poverty is not a sin.”
The children’s father, Adrian Lowe, is the brother of Daneall.
He is estranged from Pieterse and they were never married.
He said he preferred his brother and Indiani looked after the children.