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Mom arrested for child neglect

Nellmapius, Pretoria - A woman who left her three children alone with no food in a house in Nellmapius, Pretoria, was arrested on Thursday, police said.

Captain Jan Sepato said the 23-year-old woman was accused of constantly leaving the children, aged one, three, and eight, home alone.

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“Neighbours confirmed that this happened every time, and one of the three children has Down syndrome.”

The children were found by members of an organisation who were conducting door-to-door visits on Thursday.

Police found their mother at a house in the same neighbourhood. She was expected to appear soon in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court. - Sapa

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