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Child abuse lands mother in jail

REMANDED: The accused mother

A 31-year-old woman has been remanded in custody by Molepolole Magistrates’ Court facing three counts of cruel treatment of her children.

The accused mother (names withheld to protect the children) of Magokotswane ward appeared before Chief Magistrate, Gaseitsewe Tonoki, on Tuesday.

Particulars of the offence state that on October 3rd, 2022 at Ratlhomelang ward, the Molepolole woman subjected a 9-year-old boy to torture, cruel or inhuman treatment by assaulting him with a stick on the head and back.

The second count states that during the same day, she assaulted her 7-year-old boy wit...

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