In May she found out that her two daughters, aged six and nine, had been raped. They were moved to the Ikhaya Lethemba Shelter in Braamfontein, Joburg, but this week they were kicked out!
The girls were allegedly raped by a security guard at a high school in Fochville, west of Joburg – not far from their home.
“He offered them money while they were waiting for a bus. He took them to a classroom and raped them,” said the mum.
After the incident, angry residents asked Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko to help the family.
The mum told Daily Sun: “The MEC said my kids were not safe in our area and sent us to the shelter. I was booked in for six months, but last week the time ran out.
“I don’t know where we will go now. I can’t go back to the shack where we used to live. To make matters worse, the rape suspect was arrested and then released.”
Mazibuko’s spokesman, Thapelo Moiloa said the mum was advised by a social worker to make an appointment with the house mother at the centre but she never did.
“She also refused to go the Family Justice Centre and sent threatening SMSes to the social worker,” he said. According to him, the woman signed an exit form last week and was given groceries and transport to relatives in Soweto.
But Moilwa promised the woman and her kids would be sent to another shelter.