Three children from the Botsalano village near Morokweng in the North West were found dead in an unused car by their grandmother on Wednesday [November 18] after they were left at home unattended.
SAPS representative Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone says that according to reports, the grandmother left the children (aged four, five and six) in the yard at approximately 10am to attend a funeral service in the same village.
“She returned home at about 3.30pm and found the minors’ lifeless bodies inside an old and unused vehicle that was parked in the yard. Of the three children, two of them (Thabo and Thoriso Mohibidu) are a brother and sister while the six-year-old (Bokao Sheleng), is a neighbours’ child and a friend to Thabo and Thoriso,” said Mokgwabone.
“Members of the community and parents are urged to take proper care of their children to avoid tragic incidents such as this one and another one that occurred on Saturday, November 14, 2020 in Mammutla village, Taung where three children were found dead inside a freezer.”
An investigation into the matter is underway.