Dad sits six years for abuse

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July 11, 2017
Dad sits six years for abuse

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A 43-year-old man has been sentenced to six years for beating up his six-year-old son.

Police spokesperson, Captain Xoli Mbele, said the father was found guilty on Thursday and was sentenced to six years imprisonment for child abuse by the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court.

Mbele said while police were busy with their routine crime prevention duties in Brixton on 29 October last year they received information concerning alleged abuse and rushed to 6th Street in Vrededorp, Brixton, where they found that the father had assaulted the child with his fist for eating a polony.

They found the boy bleeding from the nose and mouth.

“The child was taken to hospital while his father was arrested for child abuse,” Mbele said.

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