Posted November 08, 2019 07:15:46 It’s a family of three from South Africa that have been in the spotlight for more than a decade.
In 2015, they won a battle against a South African court ruling that would have allowed their five children to go to live with their grandparents.
They sued for damages, and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court.
The case, which has now been put on hold, was brought by their lawyer, Richard Parnell, and their daughter, Bernardo Brown, who is now aged six.
The story has touched a nerve across South Africa, with the country’s justice minister, Thuli Madonsela, and other politicians stepping in to stop the children from being separated from their father, who lives in New Zealand.
Now, the story has been told by the Brown family to raise awareness of the issue of parental separation and custody.
The Brown family have a new baby, which is expected to be born in November 2019.
As well as having their children, they also have three grandchildren, all of whom are in care.
But the story that has made the headlines for the past decade is the story of their grandfather.
“We were never allowed to have a separate relationship with our grandfather,” Bernardo said.
“When he died, he had to be buried in a coffin, and there was nothing we could do.
They’re too old, they don’t have any money, they can’t take the ashes.'” “
Then, when we got to our grandparents, they just said ‘I don’t want them here.
They’re too old, they don’t have any money, they can’t take the ashes.'”
Bernardo’s grandfather, Bernard Brown, is a retired police officer who died in 2012 at the age of 96.
He is credited with saving South Africa from apartheid.
“He came from the South African Army,” Bernard said.
Bernardo says he’s proud to be the grandson of someone who helped South Africa. “
They took away my family’s rights, and they gave us a lot of freedoms.”
Bernardo says he’s proud to be the grandson of someone who helped South Africa.
“Bernard Brown saved my family from apartheid,” Bernared Brown said.
“(My grandfather) saved my mom and me.”
They have now moved on to a new life in New York City.
“It’s a little bit different, but I’m very proud of what my grandfather did for us.
He saved us, and he helped us,” Bernred said.
Bernardo hopes his story will inspire other people to speak out about the issue.
“If we can get people talking, it will change everything,” he said.
The South African case has also caught the attention of the US, which the US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into.
“The department’s investigation will determine if there are any legal issues that are likely to arise as a result of this case,” a spokesperson said.
According to Bernardo, his grandparents did not have any complaints about their relationship with him, and no allegations of abuse were made.
“No-one at the time made any allegations of violence,” Bernade said.
And he’s not the only one to have raised concerns about their parenting style.
“My grandparents are very strict,” Bernaded Brown said of their parenting.
“I’m just a normal child, but they don.
They don’t put me in the same box.
I’m not afraid to speak up and tell them what I think.”
Bernared says he has been trying to get his grandparents to stop talking about the case and has even started a Facebook group, “Save Bernade” (for the purposes of Bernade’s grandparents), to help raise awareness.
He says he doesn’t want his grandparents’ custody to end.
“There’s a big difference between me and them.
They need to respect us and be like us,” he told ABC South African.
“You’re not going to see me going to their house.
I can’t see them at all.”
You can watch the full story from ABC South Africa’s ABC1 documentary series on this week’s The Price of Hope.