Limpopo child smoking dagga beer drinking alcohol

Photo: Twitter screenshot

Limpopo mom charged for forcing toddler to drink beer, smoke dagga [pics]

This mortifying act of ‘parenting’ has landed a 21-year-old mother and her teenage friend in trouble, after they plied a two-year-old with booze and dagga.

Limpopo child smoking dagga beer drinking alcohol

Photo: Twitter screenshot

  • [Warning]: Some of the images in this article depicting the abuse of a Limpopo minor through the use of intoxicants may upset some readers. We have acted to withhold the identity of the child, who was forced to consume both dagga and alcohol by his mother.

A young mother and her teenage accomplice both appeared in the Dzanani Magistrate’s Court this morning after they were arrested for forcing her two-year-old child to drink alcohol and smoke dagga. The incident – which went viral in a clip posted to social media – occurred in Limpopo’s Rabali village, near Mphephu.

Limpopo: Mom charged with child abuse for forcing dagga, alcohol upon infant son

The shocking video shows the mom putting a lit dagga cigarette inside her son’s mouth. She then proceeds to blow smoke in his face. The abuse doesn’t end there, as the toddler can be seen carrying two bottles of alcohol while he is being willed to drink it by both older parties. We cannot show the clip, as it will identify the youngster – but these screengrabs highlight the utter lunacy of what went off:

The mother was filmed sharing dagga with her infant son [Photo: Twitter screenshot]
Limpopo dagga alcohol child video
The child was then given bottles of alcohol, and he was encouraged to consume them [Photo: Twitter screenshot]

Limpopo police confirm child is now ‘living with other family’

We’ve been given an update from SAPS, confirming a few more details following their court appearance:

  • The child has since been removed and handed over to the grandmother for caregiving.
  • The mother of the child and her accomplice are aged 21 and 19 respectively.
  • Both suspects are charged with contravening the provisions of the Children’s Act, 38 of 2005 (Child Abuse).

Court case and SAPS reaction

Meanwhile, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo of Limpopo SAPS has reacted with disdain to this regrettable incident, strongly condemning the mother’s actions and motives:

“The suspects were arrested on Saturday, 18 July 2020 soon after the police accessed the video clips that went viral on social media, showing the woman giving her son dagga to smoke and alcohol to consume. Her accomplice can be heard in the background persuading the little boy to indulge.”

“The mother was arrested at Rabali village and her accomplice at Dzanani under Siloam policing area. The Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has strongly condemned the actions of the two women and has commended the police for their swift response.”

Limpopo SAPS statement