Struggling grandmother gets help
Help for a Western Cape grandmother who is battling to feed her grandchildren
The Western Cape Social Development Department will assign a social worker to help a grandmother from Samora Machel who has to care for nine grandchildren.
Her employer called The Africa Melane Show on _Cape Talk _after she tried to commit suicide for a second time this weekend.
Doreen Nokubeka works as a domestic worker.
Her salary is not enough to support all her grandchildren.
Nokubeka's three children are currently unemployed and her first-born is addicted to tik.
She receives a R250 social grant for four of the children.
"Their parents are still alive, but they are not helping me in any way. My eldest [child] is addicted to tik and she steals from me."
Nokubeka said the five-month-old was dumped on her doorstep by his 17-year-old mother.
The Social Development Department's Melany Kuhn said, "We'll look at the situation and try to come up with a solution that is best for the children."