Boy nearly dies while mom out drinking (News 24)

Firea 7-year-old boy from Sasolburg nearly died when his house caught fire while his mother was out drinking at a nearby bar (Shared via News 24)

According to a Volksblad report, the boy was asleep at home when the fire woke him up.

“The child was lying asleep. He woke up from the heat and flames and smoke and could flee to safety through an open window,” said Zamdela police constable Peter Kareli.

It transpired that the boy’s 25-year-old mother regularly left the house on a Thursday evening, and would leave her child alone at home until Sunday or Monday.

She was arrested for child neglect at the bar and was taken into custody.

She will appear in a Sasolburg court soon.

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About Helouise Steenkamp

I'm a 45 plus, Devoted Wife and Mother. Adonai has blessed us with two Amazingly Wonderful Sons. We have had the privilege of being Place of Safety parents for 1 1/2 years and there after foster parents to a Darling Princess for 5 years. She was reconciled with her biological parents in Dec'14. Our hearts are still aching from the loss, but we know that as we trust Adonai with our salvation, so we can trust Him with her future. We welcomed our new 4 year old foster child on 05JUN'15.
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One Response to Boy nearly dies while mom out drinking (News 24)

  1. sally edwards says:

    Just shocking ! And we r still waiting to adopt or foster a white child and here is the perfect example of why we should be given a child and why the mother should be happy to hand her child to someone that will keep him safe and give him loads of love.

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