Kwesta, Enhle & others speak out against the Carletonville creche caretaker
SA celebrities have expressed their shock and disgust after video footage of a female caregiver at a crèche assaulting toddlers went viral.
Enhle Mbali was one of the celebs who have offered to help give the child counselling.
The actress, who also has a foundation that is aimed at helping women and children, took to Twitter to ask for details of the little girl's family so she could help them help her after the trauma she's faced.
At least three videos have gone viral on social media depicting what appears to be the same woman caregiver assaulting toddlers at a Carletonville nursery school, TimesLIVE reported.
Enhle couldn't hide her horror over the act.
"I would personally, with the Enhle Cares Foundation like to assist in getting the little girl some therapy and send this woman to prison for a very long time," she said.
Carletonville police spokesperson warrant Officer Peter Masooa said the woman appeared in court on March 28 after a fellow teacher opened a case of assault on a minor against her.
Masooa said the woman was remanded in custody while investigations continue.
He said the woman would make her second court appearance soon.
The outrage was widespread as people expressed the horror of seeing a child get abused at a place that is supposed to be a safe space for children.
Many celebrities, including Kwesta, Portia Gumede and Lerato Kganyago also shared their thoughts.
"Okay okay okay... Where the f*ck are these women and the sidekicks recording them? If anybody has any info please dm me for now. My team will have a line ready to help the parents, legally, by tomorrow. I'm not yet sure exactly how I'm gonna get this done but I must. We all must. Let's see what we can do further than social posts. I am not letting this shit slide. These are my kids," Kwesta said.
We need cameras in cars operating as transport for school kids. We need cameras in creches. We need cameras in schools. We need an App that allows parents to log in & see how their little ones are doing at creche, when they being transported to& from school. It should be a law.— Portia Gumede (@portiagumedesa) April 4, 2019