FOR 25 years he searched for his mother but when he found her it was in the newspaper – and it was too late.
It was about his mother, Sarah Bezuidenhout (49) from Protea South, who died after she was allegedly refused medical attention by emergency services because she was dirty. “She left me when I was a baby and my aunts raised me – but I kept hoping that one day she would come back so we could have a relationship,” he said.
He said it hurt him to see her lying in the mortuary. “We didn’t know what kind of life she was leading. She was suffering and it was made worse that she was refused medical attention,” he said.
The family was warmly received by Sarah’s neighbours and her boyfriend, Mark Adams.
Mark, who carried her to the clinic the day before she died, said: “Her death broke my heart. I was with her until she took her last breath. I am happy that she is going to be buried with dignity.”
Delano said: “We are very grateful to Daily Sun. We would never have known where she was. She was even on Khumbul’ekhaya but she was not found.”