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Woman speaks out after selling 10-year-old daughter to 83-year-old man

By Mason White 10:43 AM April 4, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A mother blamed her daughter for being sold to an old man.

The mother said that her daughter had shamed the family after she seduced the old man.

The family of South Africa, sold their 10-year-old daughter to the 83-year-old man after the child was accused of seducing the old man and bringing shame to the family.

The 40-year-old mother of Naas, near Komatipoort, in Mpumalanga, was accused of offering her daughter to anyone willing to take her. The police were called and the girl’s parents were arrested. Now, the mother is very angry that she was arrested because of her dautgher.

The woman left her 46-year-old husband and is blaming her husband for selling their daughter. The woman said that she now wants to help her daughter.

However, since she left her husband she moved in with another man, who does not want her daughter at the house.
The mother admits that she was not the best mother and that her children lived with family members for a while. Later, social workers took her daughter, but only for a month.

The mother also admitted that her daughter was called a whore, and her clothes were thrown out of the house before she was sold to the 83-year-old man.

The girl’s father denied the charges that he sold his daughter, but declined to comment further.
Police spokesperson Colonel Leonard Hlathi, said that the parents and two others were arrested on charges of rape and assisting rape.