In an apparently extreme case of pushy parenting, the mum and dad of a 10-year-old girl have been charged with attempted murder after allegedly forcing her to do too much sport.
Prosecutors claim the girl was made to swim continuously in a dam near in South Africa while her mother and father watched from the sidelines.
When the girl became tired, she was assaulted and forced to carry on.
The 38-year-old mother of the primary school pupil and her 31-year-old husband appeared in Bloemfontein Regional Court on Monday charged with attempted murder and child neglect.
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