Bernadette Wicks
Senior court reporter
2 minute read
12 Jan 2021
5:05 am

Couple in court over child abuse

Bernadette Wicks

The accused could face life in prison if convicted.

Picture: iStock

D-Day is nearing for an East Rand mother facing a string of child abuse charges – among them the rape of her then eight-year-old son. The boy is alleged to have suffered years of abuse at the hands of his mother as well as those of his stepfather. But in 2017, he found his way to a place of safety where he reported he was being abused and both were then arrested. Their trial, which started last year, is now in its final stages. Closing arguments had been set down in the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday but had...