MP lays abduction charge against ex

2011-10-05 20:44

Johannesburg - Former Cope spokesperson Phillip Dexter opened a case of abduction against his ex-wife on Wednesday, for apparently leaving the country with his 5-year-old daughter.

Dexter opened the case at a Cape Town police station after his daughter, Maya, flew with her mother to London last Tuesday.

"They were supposed to come back yesterday [Tuesday] after apparently visiting my ex-wife's sister," he said.

"I have opened a case because she has taken Maya without consent. She is refusing access and she won't tell me where Maya is."

Dexter, a member of Parliament, would approach a court on Thursday to order his ex-wife to bring Maya back.

He said they were divorced over a year ago and had joint custody.

"I have had no telephonic contact with her for a week and can only imagine how she feels being taken out of school and away from everyone she knows."

Dexter stepped down as spokesperson for the Congress of the People in September, but was still a party member.

  • ProudlyKgomo - 2011-10-05 20:54

    Unnecessary drama!

      Lizzee - 2011-10-05 21:25

      Unnecessary drama? This man has no idea where his 5 year old is. Yes she's with her mom, but her mom has no right to deny him access to their child. If this was Malema or any other ANC member (and not a COPE member), you'd be raging against this woman and yelling "How can she do this, this is so wrong".

  • DEVILS SON - 2011-10-06 07:50

    are you a man or a p@ssy

      LBS - 2011-10-06 14:39

      You obviously don't have children - or you don't care about them!

  • Ness - 2011-10-06 08:41

    why is this major NEWS ? this is a private matter and really doesnt have anything to do with the public. The police etc should be involved so why splashed across the papers - no one cares that my ex doesnt pay his dues or can I get expose about him and have it splashed across the front pages of every paper

      Lizzee - 2011-10-06 16:42

      If you were a public figure, it would be splashed across the front pages of every paper and you'd be complaining about that too.

  • myancmyfutur - 2011-10-06 10:54

    Its realy cold outside the ANC

      Lizzee - 2011-10-06 16:43

      Your comment has nothing to do with the subject of this news report.

      Zebelon - 2011-10-06 18:41

      myancmyfutur : Are u in some dreamland? People feel the warmth of their chosen homes.

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