Daddy Who Bashed Son For Bed-wetting Gets Tough Sentence

Daddy Who Bashed Son For Bed-wetting Gets Tough Sentence
Published: 2016 June 09 08:52:10 (791 Views)

PLUMTREE - Tatjenama Dube (33), of Plumtree who had the habit of beating up his six year old son for bed wetting has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for physically abuse. 


Six months were suspended for five years on condition that he does not within the period commit an offence of the same nature while the remaining six months were suspended on condition that he performs 210 hours of community service at the Social Welfare Department offices stationed at the Plumtree Border Post.

The boy whose name cannot be disclosed for ethical reasons had to approach the police after suffering severe torture and assault at the hands of his father who accused him of bedwetting.


Plumtree magistrate Gideon Ruvetsa yesterday heard how between May and June this year, Tatjenama Dube, 33, would tie his son’s hands and legs to a bicycle and leave him in that position for hours as punishment.


Dube of Nxele area and who works as a general hand at Plumtree Town Council, would on separate days whip his son all over the body and strike him with a knobkerrie on the head.


The matter came to light after the boy, who was staying with his father, step mother and siblings, reported the torture and assault at a nearby police station.



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