Slain woman's kids destitute
Two North West farm children are facing a bleak future
They lost their mother when she was murdered by her husband, who stabbed her twice in a heated argument in April this year.
Their mother died as a result and their father was arrested for the murder.
The children, aged 3 years and 18 months, were forced to live with their aunt on the same farm.
They do not have birth certificates and are still traumatised by their mother's death.
Their aunt, Kerileng Segomelo, has five children and two grandchildren, who also do not go to school.
They live in a one-roomed house on one of the Rooigrond farms outside Mahikeng.
Segomelo has to take care of all the children, including her sister's two children, on her maid's salary of R400 a month.
The farm owner's daughter, Roelien Jordaan, said she did not know that the children had no birth certificates. But she added that she would help them get the necessary documents and child support grants.