Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
3 minute read
31 Aug 2021
6:01 am

Alienated Joburg father and four-year-old daughter to spend first birthday together

Marizka Coetzer

There were many firsts he missed because he was alienated from his daughter during the pregnancy.

This weekend will be the first birthday a father from Joburg gets to celebrate with his four year-old child. The father cannot be named as this would identify the minor child. There were many firsts he missed because he was alienated from his daughter during the pregnancy. He missed the birth, the first tooth, the first step, and the first word. These days, the word “dada” gives him great happiness. His daughter is living with her grandparents after the mother allegedly absconded. “It’s a f***-up and so is our legal system,” he said. He said when he found out his...