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[VIDEO NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS] Mother facing charges of child abuse remanded in custody

POLOKWANE – According to police spokesperson, Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe, the woman from Cooperspark village in Matlala, outside Polokwane, appeared before the Matlala Magistrates Court on a charge of child abuse and assault GBH.

Read more: Mother accused of severely beating her 5-year-old son remanded in custody

The following video footage of the assault, allegedly committed by the accused was provided by Limpopo Police.

On 15 March, the accused allegedly severely assaulted her son using a wooden stick after accusing him of losing his school shoes.

“During this ordeal, the child sustained serious injuries throughout his body and was taken to hospital for medical treatment. He was thereafter released into the custody of his grandmother,” Ngoepe said.

Her cases were postponed to 30 April 2018 with no bail for further police investigation to take place.

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