As if having a child with an addiction is not enough, two parents from Naledi in Soweto now have to fear for their lives.
Gcumisa, 56, and her husband, 60-year-old Mhlabunzima Hadebe have been abused by people from whom their son stole to feed his nyaope addiction.
The elderly coupled opened up in an interview with Daily Sun, where they admitted they have been physically beaten by the people their son stole from.
"We got hot klaps from angry people who said he had stolen from them. The first incident was in March after he stole a TV", she said.
The couple have tried to talk some sense into their son, Sifiso, but every time they bring it up he threatens to burn down their home.
Sifiso's dad is fed up with his behaviour, adding he wants his son to be arrested and imprisoned until he has to retire one day.
“One day I will find myself on the other side of the law because I will kill him with my bare hands", Mhlabunzima added.
According to the fed up father, he can understand why the people are angry but he is tired off getting beat up for his son's mistakes.
“My wife is blind and sick. Imagine a person like that getting hot klaps", he concluded.
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