The Pretoria High Court convicted and found guilty a couple from Booysens in Pretoria, Wayne Lousber aged (36) and Justine Lousber aged (32) for child neglect, common assault and failure to register a child.
This after it was put on record in court that after the couple had a baby in April 2020 they did not register the child at the department of Home Affairs with the intent of selling the baby with R500.00.
It was also put on record in court that the couple made the baby drink cool aid while the father ate baby formula.The court also heard that the couple repeatedly assaulted the baby a number of times on different occasions.
The baby was taken to a health care facility for observation and is currently in safe care. The couple has been in custody since their arrest and the matter was postponed to 01 February 2022 for sentencing.