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The mother arrested on allegations of beating and breaking her daughter’s arm was released on a warning on Tuesday.

Wilka Mbinga (79) was arrested last week on Friday after her daughter Wilka Shikongo reported the matter to the police.

She appeared in the Ondangwa Magistrate’s Court on Monday and was remanded in custody with orders to return to court for bail hearing on Tuesday.

Magistrate Gabriella Perestrelo released Mbinga on warning but with conditions.

Mbinga is not supposed to have direct or indirect contact with her daughter.

Perestrelo also ordered that Shikongo should relocate from the residence she shares with her mother.

Mbinga was also ordered to return to court on 16 November 2021. This postponement is to allow further investigations.

Shikongo is alleging that her mother beat her with a traditional walking a stick early August this year.

According to Shikongo, her 79-year-old mother became angry when she used up a spice that Mbinga wanted to use to season meat.

Shikongo, who remains at Onandjokwe State Hospital in Ondangwa, said her mother followed her in the bushes where she had gone to pick up wild berries.

“She was hitting me saying that she can do whatever she wants to me because she gave birth to me, and that she was not afraid of the police,” she said.

Shikongo also accused her mother of abusing her children.

“I have now lost my right arm because of her. For too long she has been abusive to us and we have been patient with her. My 13-year-old last born daughter is also a victim of her abuses. She throws sand on her while her favourite grandchildren are eating and she denies her food.

The mother, however, told The Sun that her daughter was a drunkard and that she becomes abusive towards her.

She also said that Shikongo could have fallen while climbing a wall to enter the homestead while coming from one of her drinking sprees.

According to Mbinga, one of her sons beat her up and broke her leg and she had to have a metal inserted.

The mother said Shikongo was not welcome into her home any more.


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