'Soweto dad fathers kids with his own daughter'
The police are investigating a case of incest after a Soweto man allegedly fathered children with his biological daughter.
The Star newspaper reports that the daughter lives with her father and three children - aged 15, a toddler aged 2 years and a baby aged 5 months - in his four-room house in Soweto.
The man, in his early 60s, also allegedly attempted to sexually violate his younger and elder daughters, but they both thwarted his evil intentions, the report said.
The Gauteng Social Development Department has taken the younger daughter to a place of safety because her father allegedly abuses her and accuses her of interfering in his alleged sexual relationship with his other daughter.
The Star says it spoke to three close relatives, who all confirmed the man’s alleged sexual abuse on his second born daughter, aged 33.
The relatives also corroborated each other about the man fathering children with the daughter.
They said the man’s wife died in November last year from a suspected heart failure. It was apparently caused by depression after she learnt of her husband’s incestuous actions.
“I think my mother was too afraid to talk about the whole thing.. Whenever I asked her about it, she would just cry and tell me to leave her alone,” one of the daughters said.
The alleged sexual abuse started when the child was in her early teens, the newspaper said. Her father began to seduce her by showering her with gifts and money.
Apparently still naive, the girl boasted to her friends about how her dad loved her more than her siblings.
So besotted with his daughter was the man that he would prevent her from leaving the house and socialising with her peers.
His possessiveness and jealousy towards her continued to increase. At one stage when the girl ventured out of the house, said a relative, the man got so angry that he tortured her by clamping jumper cables on her ears until she bled.
As the man’s obsession with his second born daughter grew, relatives claimed that he banished his younger daughter from the house.
The girl now lives in the backyard shack. It is understood that the man had also banished his wife from the house.
“Sometimes I try to forget about the whole thing and not involve myself. But I feel pain when I think about how my mother used to sleep in the toilet and how she died because of suffering,” said another relative.
Relatives are now concerned about the welfare of the children, especially that the 15-year-old has started to confront his mother about who his father is.
The Department of Social Development spokesman Sello Mokoena urged the police to get to the root of this “heinous” allegation.
“Given the current wave of sexual offences it is clear that South Africa is grappling with a serious moral dilemma,” he said.
Provincial spokeswoman Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale said the allegations being made were viewed in a very serious light.
“Inquiry has been made and the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit has already obtained a statement from the victim and they are investigating these allegations.”
Source: The Star