Elderly abuse

Cape Town Bikers take a stand against elderly abuse

By Qudissiyah Kasu A group of bikers hosted a demonstration to raise awareness about the abuse of the elderly on Saturday the 22nd of February. This was fuelled by the death of Mymoena Koelman, who was allegedly tormented by her drug addict grandson for years without intervention from social workers[…]

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‘Authorities must act swiftly on elderly abuse’

A video depicting an elderly Strandfontein woman being harassed for money by her drug-addicted grandson has caused outrage on social media, highlighting the often-unspoken scourge of elderly abuse. The video shows a frail woman known as Mrs Koelman in a state of fear and distress as the young man begs[…]

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More needed to fight elderly abuse

Almost 690 cases of alleged abuse of the elderly have been reported to the Department of Social Development in the Western Cape in the last five years. Recent events of unauthorized SASSA deductions have highlighted the plight of the elderly as a marginalized constituency. According to Pat Lindgren from Action[…]

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