Western Cape MEC of Social
Development, Albert Fritz, welcomes the arrest by the South African Police
Services of a Tubelitsha mother near Delft on charges of child neglect and
Fritz says the department of
Social Development has a zero tolerance policy to the abuse of children.
He says that the children aged
1, 3 and 9 are placed with a safety parent.
Fritz says Delft sends out a
message to all parents that they must take the first keeping and the wellbeing
of their children seriously.
He says that, “We however have
learnt that the mother has subsequently been released. We will follow up with
that with the police and find out why the mother was released from custody."
We will continue as Social
Development to support the police in building up cases against any parent who
neglects their children, he added.
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