Father livid at gender ministry for taking children

• By Tracy Tafirenyika

GERT Tsaoseb (42), the father of the six children who were allegedly sold to a traditional healer is up in arms against the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare alleging that the ministry took his children without his permission.

After Confidente reported that the six children, two girls and four boys, were allegedly sold to popular Otjiwarongo traditional healer Hugo Kanenyono who allegedly used them as cheap labour in the running of his business, the ministry in accordance with the law, rescued the minors from the traditional healer’s ‘custody’ and placed them in a designated orphanage in January.  Tsaoseb subsequently opened a case of theft against the gender ministry.

Speaking to Confidente recently, an angry Tsaoseb stated that he is the biological father of the children and has every right to do anything he wants with the kids.

“The man you are saying is a traditional healer is actually a prophet and he has accommodated me and my children and can we call him a bad person if he has managed to take care of me like this? I want my kids back and l am the one that gave birth to them. How can you say the one shack is a problem when the children are being accommodated?


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