MSF 'looking into' alleged abuse video
A video that has gone viral on Facebook purporting to show an elderly woman being abused is being investigated by The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).
The video – said to be secretly by Facebook user ApohTecky Numero at the flats at Lower Delta Road – shows the elderly woman sweeping the corridor watched by two younger women. When she has finished sweeping, one of the women – said to be the old woman's daughter – slaps the left side of her face.
The old woman, visibly shaken reaches out to steady herself. The younger woman the slaps the other side of her face.
At the time of writing, the video had been viewed close to 250,000 times and shared over 16,800 times.
MSF posted a message on Facebook at 10pm on Monday night.
"Some of you have shared a video showing an elderly woman being hit by a younger lady. We are looking into it. Please be assured that the elderly woman's safety is our priority. Thank you."
Below is the video.
According to a new post by ApohTecky Numero, police were seen going into the unit. He also claimed that the elderly woman was taken to hospital and the daughter taken into custody.