Court jails unremorseful negligent mother

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FRANCISTOWN: An unrepentant mother was Thursday found guilty of children neglect after she allegedly vanished into thin air and failed to take care of her three young children.

The 27-year-old Oreeditse Kearabile of Mabesekwa village was jailed to two years in jail after being convicted of one count of neglecting her three children aged one, eight and 11. 

Magistrate Cele Lebakeng had to stop proceedings when facts were still being read to Kearabile because she was not behaving properly in court. 

Editor's Comment
Parents should be more proactive in children’s lives

Parents need to pay particular attention to their children to ensure they grow up in a healthy environment that supports their development and mental health. Healthy attachments between parents and children foster strong bonds, creating a solid foundation for future leaders.In many African cultures, there is a common perception that parents should use a stick to discipline naughty children. While disciplining children is important, it is equally...

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