Cape Town - The Department of Social Development is investigating Mitchells Plain parents for child abuse after the mom allegedly locked up her three children, including a three-month-old baby, in a dark corner while she went to smoke drugs.
The parents were caught after concerned neighbour, Delmaine Samuels, 43, posted a video on Facebook of the crying, hungry and filthy children who were locked inside the backyard shack.
The video was filmed at a house in Rocklands and was reported to Mitchells Plain police and Social Development MEC Sharna Fernandez.
The recording was made on Sunday and posted on social media the next day by Samuels after he once again found the three children, aged seven, three and three months old, crying in their parents’ shack.
“They both smoke tik and the father also smokes Mandrax,” said an angry Samuels.