Pushy parents to appear in court

By admin
29 November 2013

A 10-year-old girl's parents will appear in the Bloemfontein Regional Court today for allegedly forcing her to practice sport extensively.

Volksblad reported that the primary school pupil's 38-year-old mother and her 31-year-old husband appeared in the Bloemfontein Regional Court on Monday on charges of attempted murder and child neglect.

The magistrate reportedly told the woman a further charge of assault brought against her carried a minimum prison sentence of 10 years for a first offender.

According to the newspaper, the couple allegedly made the girl swim in the Krugerdriftdam, near Bloemfontein, assaulting her and forcing to continue swimming when she was tired.

The child is reportedly now in foster care.

- SAPA

Picture: Flickr - SchuminWeb

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