Just in: Limpopo mom apprehended for offering her 2-year old son alcohol and dagga


A 21-year old mother named Pretoria and a 19-year old associate are set to stand before the Dzanani Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo on Monday.

Their arrest was as a result of being allegedly involved in making her 2-year old son smoke dagga and also consume alcohol at Rabali village situated in the Mphephu policing area, as said by the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Brigadier Motlafela, Limpopo SAPS spokesperson said:

The suspects were arrested yesterday (on Saturday) soon after the police accessed video clips that went viral on social media showing the woman giving her son dagga to smoke and alcohol to consume. Her accomplice can be heard in the background persuading the little boy to indulge.”

She (the mother) and her accomplice were arrested at Rabali village and Dzanani respectively under the Siloam policing area.

Mojapelo further said:

The provincial commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has strongly condemned the actions of the two women and has commended the police for their swift response. The child has been removed and handed over to the grandmother for care-giving.”

The Brigadier ended his statement by saying this:

The suspects will face a charge of contravening the Children’s Act, 38 of 2005 (Child Abuse) and if convicted, they will be sent to jail for a period of up to 10 years, or fine or both these sentences.”

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