Two siblings assault their mom, demanding her social grant money


By Agreement Mabunda

SESHEGO-Provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has strongly condemned an “uncommon” incident in which two daughters assaulted their mother, demanding her social grant money.

The incident occurred in October 2022 at Mashashane village, under the Capricorn District, according to provincial police spokesperson in Limpopo, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba.

The two siblings assaulted their mother in a public space, and a passer-by captured the incident on video, which was published on different social media platforms,” Ledwaba said.

He said the video reached police on Tuesday.

“The victim (the mother) aged 49 was approached, and she opened a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm against her two daughters,” said Ledwaba.

One of the suspects was immediately arrested, and the arrest of the second suspect is still outstanding. She will be arrested soon.”

Meanwhile, in condemning the incident, Hadebe said the abuse of parents cannot be tolerated in the province.

“We shall not tolerate children who abuse their parents in any manner when the family set-up collapses in restoring good morals and respect, to an extent that the rights of another person are violated,” said Hadebe.

The courts and prisons will always be there for corrective justice.”

The arrested daughter is expected to appear before the Seshego Magistrate’s Court on an unspecified date, facing a charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Police said their investigations were continuing.

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