State hails pair’s abuse conviction
THE Gauteng Department of Social Development welcomed the guilty judgment on the ‘’Springs Monster couple’’, saying it was a deterrent to the violent abuse of innocent and vulnerable children.
The Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, found the couple guilty on all charges including rape, attempted murder, defeating the ends of justice, obstruction of justice and five counts of child abuse and five counts of child neglect.
The man was found guilty of abusing their five children, raping their older daughter, who was 16 years of age at the time, attempted murder of the 11-year-old son, and dealing in drugs. The wife was found guilty of five counts of child neglect, defeating the ends of justice and obstruction of justice and possessing drugs. – Staff Reporter