Divorced parents may not be able to see kids for 21 days

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Divorced parents may not be able to see kids for 21 days

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Some parents have brought urgent applications to have their children handed over to them during the looming lockdown, but two judges have already warned that this could be a very risky and costly approach.

In addition to being largely cut off from their extended families and friends, many South Africans around the country will likely not be able to see their children for the next 21 days. Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu this week indicated that some parents’ custody and visitation rights might be suspended over the course of the Covid-19 lockdown, saying no children should be moved during this time. On Thursday, the minister further issued a statement on the matter. “The Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa presents a huge risk to children as it disrupts the normal child care arrangements for parents...



 


 

 

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