Mother drags daughter to court for child negligence

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The Urban Customary Court yesterday slapped a six-month suspended jail term on a 22-year-old mother for neglecting her 18-month child.

Appearing before Urban Customary Court president Dikwalo Monametsi, Hilda Kenosi was charged with neglect/ill-treatment of children, a violation of the Children Act.

The court heard that on April 12, 2014, Kenosi neglected her one and half-year son, leaving her mother’s house for two days without informing anyone of her whereabouts.

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