Woman accused of assaulting son for losing shoes
A 35-year old mother in Cooperspark village in Matlala, Limpopo, has appeared in the Matlala Magistrate’s Court on a charge of child abuse and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH).
The case of Giveness Matlou Thansa (35) was postponed to 30 April 2018. She was denied bail and police investigations are continuing.
It is alleged that Thansa severely assaulted her fiveyear old son with a wooden stick. She accused him of losing his school shoes. During the ordeal, the son sustained serious injuries on his body.
The child was taken to the hospital for medical treatment and was thereafter released into the custody of his grandmother.