Child abuse cases are not new to hear about; the only difference is that the cases are now coming forward. Children and their parents are using social media to seek justice and raise awareness, but picture how a child would feel if his or her parents become abusers and the cause of poor mental health. Consider how a child could feel if his parents were to blame for his problems. and with whom would he discuss his feelings? Isn’t it terrifying? We can’t picture any parent abusing their own child, yet one child alleged that his mother and father had mistreated him intellectually and emotionally.

Die Antwoord Child Slave

Die Antwoord Slave Child

The adopted son of Die Antwoord’s contentious rap-rave group has filed a startling claim of child abuse against his adoptive parents, alleging exposure to pornography, rituals, and violence. Gabriel “Tokkie” du Preez, now 20 years old, destitute, and back in Johannesburg’s poor Vrededorp neighborhood, where Anri du Toit (Yolandi Visser) and Waddy Jones (Ninja) “picked me up from school” in 2010 when he was 9 years old, has given the game away about his sleazy childhood with international music stars.

“They made me feel like I was really a slave. They adopted me not for my bright future but to be a slave. They even made me feel like I was not really being loved,” Du Preez informed the media outlet this week after an explosive 44-minute interview with former filmmaker and secret artist, Ben Jay Crossman of Die Antwoord, was released on YouTube. Some of the more stunning potentially illicit accusations made against the artists include:

Du Toit and Jones took Du Preez and his minor sister to a private clinic to have their blood drawn, apparently to be used in rituals. Du Preez watched Jones carrying small bottles of blood.

Jones viewed Du Preez a p***ographic video clip sent to him by an ex-girlfriend on his mobile phone when Du Preez was 11-years-old and in his custody.Du Preez stabbed his older brother with the help of a sharp dangerous weapon in Die Antwoord’s Parkhurst, Johannesburg house. Du Toit and Jones congratulated him and imitated the scene, using kids, in a 2019 music video.

Jones motivated the minor sister of Du Preez, who, until recently still visited them at their Cape Town mansion, to undress prior to them and join them [email protected] in the sauna, with other [email protected] adults. The girl now rejects to watch her foster parents.

Some of the more shocking, potentially illegal allegations made against the artists, include:

  • Jones and Du Toit took Du Preez and his minor sister to a private clinic to have their blood drawn, supposedly to be used in rituals. Du Preez saw Jones carrying small bottles of blood.
  • Jones showed Du Preez a pornographic video clip sent to him by a former girlfriend on his cellphone when Du Preez was 11-years old and in his custody.
  • Du Preez stabbed his older brother with a knife in Die Antwoord’s Parkhurst, Johannesburg home. Jones and Du Toit congratulated him and emulated the scene, using children, in a 2019 music video.
  • Jones encouraged Du Preez’s minor sister, who, until recently, still visited them at their Cape Town mansion, to undress before them and join them naked in the sauna, with other naked adults. The girl now refuses to see her foster parents.

In response to a detailed list of accusations against them, Die Antwoord’s only response through their agent Scumeck Sabottka from MCT-Agentur in Berlin, was: “Die Antwoord don’t agree with Tokkie’s statements.”

Die Antwoord, who had signed multimillion-rand record deals since their breakthrough onto the global music scene in 2010, based their brand on imitating the so-called Zef lifestyle and culture of poor white suburbs like Vrededorp, and the numbers gangs of the Cape Flats.

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An 11-year-old Tokkie du Preez as he appeared in Die Antwoord’s video “I Fink U Freeky”, released in 2012.

They adopted Du Preez and his minor sister, now 14, under foster parenting agreements and had used them as actors and props in a number of their very successful shows, albums and videos like “I Fink U Freeky” and “Ugly Boy”. They also paid another poor family in Johannesburg to use their 12-year-old son in their projects and had one biological daughter of their own.

At various times over the past decade, all four children had shared homes with Jones and Du Toit in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Du Preez also lived with them in Los Angeles for a few months, but returned to South Africa as he was missing his biological family.

Jones and Du Toit had previously been accused of appropriating different South African cultures for their success, but this was the first time a foster child had spoken out about their alleged exploitative and abusive behaviour towards their adopted kids.

“They made me believe I was the devil,” Du Preez, who suffered from a rare skin disease called hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, told Crossman in the video interview. Included in the video is a clip of Du Preez, then nine or 10-years old, floating on a pool lilo, telling the camera, “come to Yolandi’s house, I will f*g burn you in hell, I will burn your face on the stove”.

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