Murder charges over non-stop swim

Last updated 12:00 28/11/2013

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A South African couple have been arrested for forcing their 10-year-old daughter to swim non-stop.

The 38-year-old mother of the primary school pupil and her husband, 31, appeared in the Bloemfontein Regional Court on charges of attempted murder and child neglect, the Volksblad newspaper reported.

In October last year the pair allegedly forced the girl had to swim continuously at a local pool while they watched from the side.

When the girl grew tired, she was hit and forced to swim again.

The child was taken into foster care.

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