My first mommy at 18: Eldest daughter of 'Springs monster' welcomed by new foster family

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 Landi Lategan*, the eldest daughter of the so-called Springs mons­ter. (Photo: Lubabalo Lesolle)
Landi Lategan*, the eldest daughter of the so-called Springs mons­ter. (Photo: Lubabalo Lesolle)

It was a simple act of tenderness that made her realise she was loved, she was safe, she was home.  

“Mommy washed my hair and dried and brushed it,” she says. “I was sitting there thinking, ‘I’ve never experienced anything like this – I must be the luckiest girl in the world’.”  

Before then, Landi Lategan* (22) had no inkling of what it meant to be care-free or cherished.  

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