Lockdown blues – parents and kids reunited

Lockdown blues – parents and kids reunited

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Some parents who have been separated from their children since the start of the national lockdown have finally been reunited with them, but attorneys warn that the new regulations still leave much to be desired.

A mother who was reunited with her two young children on Wednesday, after the national lockdown had separated them for three weeks, has described their time apart as “hell”. “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to endure and the biggest test of my faith,” she told The Citizen. “My children equally suffered and just refused to accept this unexpected separation.” Their reunion was made possible after Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu on Tuesday night lifted the ban on moving children between divorced or separated parents during the lockdown. The mother – who, as a party to divorce proceedings,...




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