MOTHER APPREHENDED FOR CHILD NEGLECT

MOTHER APPREHENDED FOR CHILD NEGLECT

A 43 year-old woman was arrested in Katlehong South on Saturday, 15 April for child neglect.

It is alleged that a 4 year-old baby girl was found during the day by a community member who allegedly found a baby crying on the streets at Silumaview in Katlehong. The concerned community member took the child to the Ramokonopi police station in Katlehong South.

“The mother who is the suspect only came to report her missing girl at about 21:00 pm. The police opened a case of child neglect against the mother. She was immediately arrested and the case is under investigation,” said Captain Mega Ndobe, spokesperson of Katlehong South SAPS.

He said the child was taken to hospital for medical check up and a place of safety was also organised for the child. The suspect is expected to appear in court soon facing charges of child neglect.