Gogo has been arrested for abusing her grandchild in Tshwane

Tshwane residents bust abusive gogo and reported her to police after watching her from a distance as the gogo abused her grandchild.

According to reports, they called the police after the 55-year-old woman allegedly beat up her eight-year-old granddaughter so badly she had to be admitted to hospital.

Resident Kutlwano Matlala (25) claimed the woman had been abusing her grandchildren for a long time.

“The little girl is only eight years old but she cooks, cleans and also does the laundry. If she doesn’t do the work according to the gogo’s wishes, she is beaten,” she said.

“We have been silent about this for far too long.”

She said the woman is a taxi owner and makes a lot of money but doesn’t take care of the girl.

“The child’s mum, who died some years ago, was also abused by the woman,” said Kutlwano.

“It seems as if she has a problem but we don’t know what it is.

“She deserves to be locked up.”

Kutlwano said they want the child to be sent to an orphanage.

“If we hadn’t intervened we don’t know how bad the treatment would have become.

“She is still young. She should not be abused like that,” she said.

Police spokeswoman Constable Zanele Mtsweni confirmed that a woman was arrested.

“A case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm was opened.

“The family violence unit is investigating the matter,” said Mtsweni.

The woman will appear in court soon.”