Good evening Tobias,
In the year 2017 we had a case where a female client was in prison in trial not yet sentenced, she left three 3 kids in the hours for a period of 6 months or so.
Her first born was at the time 16 years second born was 13 years and third born was 8 years, then due to her ( client) was in rental arrears then Department of Human Settlement (housing) issued and legal evictions through High Court.
Sheriff came to eviction the Children out of the house then we intervene as am Office Paralegal by referring the matter South Africa Constitution of protect the Children’s rights and called an Urgent meeting with the HOD of Department of Human Settlement in Legal Department to reverse the Eviction as the our Constitution does not allowed them to eviction children from the house otherwise we as an office we will take the matter to Lawyer for Humans Rights and expose Department of Human Settlement in the media.
In 2 week’s time the Children were moved back to their mother’s house since their mother’s was still in prison though their mother was release after 3 months from the prison as she was not going guilt.
I hope you’ll find interesting in this case.
Nonyameko Rose N Gidana.