Seven children removed from father linked to controversial cult

The seven youths were apparently kept out of school by their father.

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CAPE TOWN - Several children have been taken to places of safety.

The seven youths were apparently kept out of school by their father.

Residents of Nqamakwe near Ngcobo had alerted authorities.

The provincial Social Development Department’s Gcobani Maswana says a court order gave officials the go-ahead for the youths to be removed.

It's believed the father is linked to a controversial cult.

About 100 women and children who were kept on the premises of the Seven Angels Ministry, allegedly as sex slaves, were rescued during a raid earlier this year.

It came after the murder of six people, including five police officers, in an attack on the Ngcobo Police Station in February.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)