Child rejects mother in court
AFTER all has been said and done, Nokuphila Nkonyane went back home dejected following her child’s refusal to go with her.
The social welfare team had accompanied her to Herefords where the child is being looked after by the family of the father. However, she came back empty handed as it is said the child failed to recognise her and cried hysterically when she attempted to go with her.
Therefore, the social workers advised her to leave the child behind as forcefully going with her would negatively affect the child. She was advised to give the child time to bond with her and get used to her before taking her to be under her custody.
The matter could not proceed last week due to Magistrate Sifiso Vilakati being engaged with a litany of peace binding matters.
The failure to meet the magistrate resulted in Nkonyane crying and later collapsed at the court premises. When she woke up, she continued complaining that the court was failing her as she wanted her child to be under her custody.
She alleged that the child was staying with the girlfriend of her ex-lover, which happens to be the father of the child.
Nkonyane caused a scene that lasted for at least twenty minutes as she was later joined by her mother who also complained that the court was not helping her daughter.
However, the actions of the child in question hindered her wishes of having the child under her custody as the social workers said they could not allow her to take the child since it was clear she was not comfortable around her.
The Mbabane Magistrate’s Court.