‘Pimp’ mother case: Psychologist to testify
The case against a mother who sold her daughter (14) for sex, will resume next week.
CAPE TOWN - A psychologist will be the first to take the witness stand in a child prostitution case in the Cape Town Magistrates Court next week.
An Atlantis mother is among five people accused of selling her teenage daughter for sex.
The 14-year-old girl's mother apparently sold her to men for sex along the N7 Highway for between R20 and R50 at a time.
Four of the accused appeared in court on Wednesday and the matter will go to trial on Tuesday next week.
Atlantis community members gathered outside the courthouse on Wednesday in solidarity with the young girl.
Atlantis Ward Councillor Barbara Rass says they won't tolerate such heinous crimes in their community.
"We still have to wait until next week. So how much longer until this child gets healing and victory?"
The state told the court it's not ready to proceed with the trial because their first witness, the psychologist, has been unavailable to testify due to work commitments.
The defence objected to the matter not proceeding on schedule, as it was set aside before.