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'Mama Jackie' to be sentenced next month

Jaqueline Ramohlola was yesterday found guilty of selling two children to a couple in Kwamhlanga.

FILE. Jaqueline Ramohlola, also known as ‘Mama Jackie’, who previously ran an AIDS orphanage in the township, was found guilty of selling two children to a couple in Kwamhlanga. Picture: Saps

JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says a Diepsloot woman convicted for child trafficking is due back in court for pre-sentencing at the end of January next year.

Jaqueline Ramohlola, also known as 'Mama Jackie', who previously ran an AIDS orphanage in the township, was found guilty of selling two children to a couple in Kwamhlanga.

The baby girl and a six-year-old boy were bought for R15,000 each in 2012 after the couple saw Ramohlola's ad in a newspaper.

On Tuesday, the High Court rejected Ramohlola's argument that she thought the couple were social workers who wanted to donate the money to her centre and take the children for the holidays.

The NPA's Luvuyo Mfaku says the children are in a place of safety.

"The family believes that they adopted the children legally. They came forward and then the children were taken to place of safety. In fact, there was a court order."

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