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Mom arrested for allegedly chaining her disabled daughter to a chair

Limpopo police arrested a mother, 30, on Tuesday July 16 2019 for child neglect after she allegedly chained her disabled daughter to a chair in a locked room in their Bela-Bela home.
Limpopo police arrested a mother, 30, on Tuesday July 16 2019 for child neglect after she allegedly chained her disabled daughter to a chair in a locked room in their Bela-Bela home.
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Limpopo police on Tuesday arrested a mother for allegedly chaining her disabled daughter to a chair in a locked room.

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said Bela-Bela community members tipped off the police at about 9am “about a child who was not treated well by her own mother who often locked her alone inside their house”.

When the police arrived, they found the disabled girl, 12, chained to a chair in a locked room.

The mother, 30, will appear in the Bela-Bela magistrate’s court on Thursday.


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