The police and the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) are investigating the incident.
The person who witnessed and recorded the shocking incident told Stomp that the whole ordeal took place at around 9pm.
The source was quoted by Stomp as saying, “The man was seen shouting and slapping a girl, believed to be his daughter, and asking her to kneel down.
” The source, who doesn’t wish to be named, said that he isn’t sure why the father was so angry at the poor child. The girl looked like she was about five or six years old.
“I do not know what the man was upset about, but he was saying things like, ‘I love you, but you cannot say these kind[s] of things to me’ and ‘It’s no longer your mum’s place, it is my place’.”
“I’m not sure if the woman in the video is the mother, but she seemed too scared to hold him off or do anything,” said the Stomper.
“I stopped recording the video after I suspected that the man had noticed me.
“There were other onlookers but not many of them. Most were just passing to reach their vehicles.
“The man walked away after noticing that more people had started to gather.
“He shouldn’t embarrass his daughter in public places like this and scare other families with young children. His voice could be heard from the escalator towards the carpark.”