A father from Centurion was as soon as arrested for speeding to a shut by health center loyal through curfew hours to receive diagram milk for his newborn toddler.
His attorney, Lily Rautenbach, told TimesLIVE on Tuesday that the actual person went to the pharmacy at Netcare Unitas Health heart at spherical 1am on Friday to receive diagram milk for his two-day-conventional toddler.
The toddler was as soon as born on January 6. Both mother and toddler comprise been discharged from health center on January 7, Rautenbach said.
“After the toddler and mother comprise been discharged from health center, she was as soon as struggling to breastfeed the toddler. The toddler didn’t get ample diet and attributable to this truth the father needed to speed to health center to receive diagram.”
Rautenbach said on his procedure home, cops stopped the father about 500m from his save.
ormula milk, the actual person was as soon as arrested for failure to adhere to the curfew.
In accordance with Rautenbach, the mother was as soon as pressured to proceed her two other youngsters, who’re in critical school, at home and stroll with the newborn toddler to the scene to fetch the milk and car keys.
She said the father was as soon as launched later that day on warning. He’s anticipated to appear in court docket shortly.
Gauteng police spokesperson Brig Mathapelo Peters said the police seen the allegations referring to the incident in a “very serious” gentle.
Peters said provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Elias Mawela has ordered an urgent interior investigation into the topic.
BY Iavan Pijoos