Kids in tug of war between parents
Chantelle Joubert with Mekeyla and Shaun, before they were allegedly kidnapped by their father. Pretoria - “I will never hurt my kids.” These were the words on Tuesday of a father accused of kidnapping his two young children from his estranged wife, who has termed him armed and dangerous. Chantelle Joubert said her estranged husband, Willie Joubert, forcefully took their children, aged four and six, away from their shack on a smallholding in Donkerhoek at the weekend, while holding a gun to her head.
I don’t even give them a hiding - I don’t believe in that, I believe in talking things out, not shouting and hitting the child,” he told the Pretoria News on Tuesday. He said he had never lifted a finger to hurt his wife.
Willie Joubert is accused of kidnapping his children. I love Chantelle and I want to help her and fix this.” He said she had become an unstable mother, choosing a life of a social networking on her cellphone over properly caring for their children.
On Tuesday, he gave her an ultimatum. He said she had to quit her job in Pretoria and go to Durban, where he had fled to with the children.
Alternatively, he said, she could stay in Pretoria, under the influence of her bad friends, and never see her children again. Said Willie: “I can’t let my children go back there.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at PostSimilar Stories