In 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) throughout the country some heartless men continue to abuse women and children.
A man from Ga-Phaahla in Masehlaneng has been accused of poisoned his family and as a result one child died.
It is believed that Service Ramodikwe Dompane known as Mlindos poured poison in the cooked food which was ate by her two girls aged from 5 to 14 years.
Ramodikwe married Norah Dompane on 29 June 2013 and were gifted with three children before one died on Thursday during the night due to food poisoning.
According to his wife Norah, abusive man has received protection order from Nebo Police Station on October 13th because he abused and threatened to burn and kill his family.
He however acted against the protection order when he broke into his children’s home and allegedly poured food poison in their cooked food on Thursday during the day.
His wife said after receiving protection order documents he then went to his children home and took spade gruff to remove three windows frames from an incomplete structure.
Norah said naughty Ramodikwe went into their home last week Thursday aiming to burn his family alive but fortunately he found no one.
She said he was forcefully removed by his cousin who knew that he was planning something strange.
“After work I was told Ramodikwe broke into my shack and got inside. I checked inside and found nothing strange”.
“And my 18 years old son had already cooked food for super before he went out to play with his peers,” said Norah.
She said only her two girls ate the food and slept but during the night the younger child said she was feeling dizzy.
“She was sweating and wanted to vomit but she couldn’t. I didn’t know what to do because I didn’t know what she was suffering from,” emotional mother explained.
She said few minute later her sister also felt dizzy.
“The older child said she was dying because her stomach and lungs were painful. I immediately called my uncle and on his arrival he called the ambulance,” she said
Norah said the situation changed often and they decided to take a private vehicle to meet ambulance halfway.
She said they met the ambulance in Ga-Marishane but her younger child didn’t make it and died constantly on the road helplessly.
“My child was identified as a corpse by Emergency Service Workers (EMS),” she told Sekhukhune Times.
Survived child was transported to the St Rita’s hospital and nurses discovered she was poisoned.
“That’s when I knew Ramodikwe broke into my house to poison the food,” said Norah.
On Friday the survived child was transported to Philadelphia hospital in Dennilton for further medical attention and she returned on Sunday.
“I opened Burglary case at Phokwane Police station and I want Ramodikwe to rot in jail for what he did” said Norah
She said she will never forgive him for what he did to her family.
Norah said she filled protection order because of many reasons including sexual harassment.
“He wanted to have sex in front of the children and when I refuse, he beat me up. He called me names and said I am arrogant because am working” said Norah.
She said she doesn’t feel safe in her house anymore because Ramodikwe ran away and no one knows where he is.
Norah said due to financial problems sometimes she played cards to generate extra income, but her husband didn’t support her while he don’t give her money.
“He once told me that his family said he shouldn’t give me money because I receive social grant.”
“And I can see that he took their advice because he never gave me money, instead he gave his mother money or bought alcohol,” said Norah.
She said previously her husband invited traditional healers into her house to perform rituals without her consent.
Norah said when Ramodikwe proposed marriage to her, he knew that she had a two years old child at that time, but he lately changed and told her son that he is not his real father.
Deceased child will be buried on Friday 11th December 2020 in Masehlaneng village in The Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality ward 24.
Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe received media queries and promised to investigate and revert back to the paper.
But at the time of print Ngoepe from SAPS had not yet responded.