Pastor and his wife due in court for ill-treatment of a child

DURBAN – It is alleged that on 20 July 2020 at 18:00, a 10-year-old girl was reported missing at Hlobane SAPS.
According to her guardian, the little girl went missing from the house at Hlobane in the Zululand after she was left alone. The missing persons docket was assigned to the Vryheid Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit to investigate the matter further.
Following further investigation the missing girl was found hiding inside a wardrobe within the house. Police investigations established that the little girl was hiding inside the house due to being ill-treated by her guardians who would lock her inside the house and deprive her of food.
A case of ill-treatment of a child was opened for further investigation. Two suspects aged 61 and 63 were placed under arrest for ill-treatment of a child. The suspects are expected to appear before the Hlobane Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

Source: South African Police Service