Friday, 8 September 2017

"I was with him when he died. I saw his face and I immediately knew he had been beaten''. The most tragic and disturbing death of a boy beaten to death by his lunatic father


''The boy had severe injuries and his whole body 
was covered in bruises before he died.”



A lot of news,reports and writings on child abuse have had pages of stories over the years. If it is not a report of a child trafficking,it is a child hard labor or a child being brutalized to death. Here is a horrible
story of a child who had faced severe torture and beatings by his own father. Even his mother couldn't help.She left her son with his father out of fear and ran for her own life instead of picking her son along. It is the most tragic and disturbing experience so far in the area of child abuse "I was with him when he died. I saw his face and I immediately knew he had been beaten''. This was recounted by an eye witness who gave part of the story in Bellavista community‚ south of Johannesburg‚where the incident happened. .

The name of the child was Caleb Ouma.He was just 5 years old when his father Seisax Boesak severely beats him up to death. Why would a father beat his son so severely to death? What the hell has the boy done? See stories from many other eye witnesses:

“We knew about the abuse. It was reported and there was an arrest made. But it was irresponsible for the father to be released. He was released before he could get the help he needed''said an eye witness.

Vivian ( The boy's aunt) lived with Ouman until his father took him to “bond” with him after he was released from prison in February for assaulting him. Boesak was released after assault charges were dropped against him. He had been arrested in December.

"I called his name;  he looked up at me and sighed his last breath" said Rashieda Landis‚ a ward councillor at Chrisville‚ South of Johannesburg.

"He [the father] was very casual. So casual — after he kicked that baby and smashed him against the wall. He had cigarette burns all over his body‚” Landis said.

"I was with him when he died. I saw his face and I immediately knew he had been beaten. Caleb did not deserve what he went through. I fought with Seisax. I put in rehab‚ but his  strike killed our Caleb“.

"This guy was arrested six months ago for beating his child. The father’s sister and I laid a case against him. Three months later his sister had dropped the charges against him. His sister went to [Westgate] Court and the judge actually allowed it"

“We as the community are asking ourselves why the charges were dropped in the first place.”
Boesak is due back in court on October 4.

"The first time the baby was beaten I grabbed him and ran with him to the police. Afterwards he said to me: ‘Auntie‚ when everything is over can you come fetch me.’ I never got to see him again before last night."

If we go on and on dropping people's comments here,there won't be enough space for it! The truth is that negligence of the boys family and community killed him. What does a 5 year old child know? Where can he run to for rescue? Yes,the auntie he once ran to still left him in the bond of his lunatic father.

The authority themselves also contributed to the death of the boy Caleb Quma by releasing his father from jail,when he has not been certified normal and reformed,safe to live with anyone in society.

All these talks are medicines after death! "I was with him when he died. I saw his face and I immediately knew he had been beaten''. And what did you do to save his life? “We as the community are asking ourselves why the charges were dropped in the first place.”
Boesak is due back in court on October 4. Thank you for telling us. Now he has killed his son,what will you the community achieve?"You must see his little body broken. The neighbours called me saying he was having a fit. In my many years of doing community work‚ this is the first time I broke down. I helped him the first time‚ but I couldn’t help him this time. I am shattered‚ angry and I feel let down by justice system. It is murder.”  Enough of these talks,and let us just bear the burden of our lost! Caleb Quma has paid all your inefficiencies and negligence with his life! Poor boy!!!