Parents of girls who drowned after falling from the yacht say the 12-year-old family becomes homeless
& # 39; If she had not died, all of this would not have happened & # 39 ;: & # 39; Hippie & # 39; mother of baby girl, 3, who drowned when she fell off their boat, is told to move her family off the ship – and she blames the dead KLEUTER
- Zeinobiyah Soetekouw fell from the house yacht of the family in the Hawkesbury
- The girl, three, was found floating in the water about 100 meters from the boat
- She could not be revived and was put to the water last week in a ceremony to rest
- Her parents and 10 brothers and sisters had lived on the yacht that traveled through Australia
- They threw their Tasmanian farm for an adventure across the country
The self-described & # 39; hippie & # 39; parents of a girl who drowned when she fell off their yacht say the family & # 39; was destroyed after being ordered not to live on the houseboat.
Rebecca Soetekouw said that having a place to raise their 10 children has been their only priority since the tragic death of her daughter Zeinobiyah earlier this month.
The three-year-old fell from the back of the family yacht, the Sumbawa, while on July 9 it sailed over the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney.
The blond toddler was recovered by the water police, but could not be revived.
Rebecca Soetekouw published on social media that not becoming homeless with 10 children is their only priority since the memorial of her daughter Zeinobiyah.
On Sunday Mrs. Soetekouw went to social media to reveal that Child Services ordered that the family could not live on Sumbawa.
& # 39; They think it is too small. So now we've lost the only place we've called home, the past two and a half years, & Mrs. Soetekouw wrote.
& # 39; So we've been in emergency shelter for almost three weeks. But that can't happen anymore. & # 39;
Mrs. Soetekouw said that they must leave their emergency housing on Monday July 29.
Zeinobiyah Soetekouw was found in the water about 100 meters from her family's yacht
Mrs. Soetekouw said that the family was told they had to return to their home in Tasmania, even though this was not what they wanted.
& # 39; We have left Tasmania and our home to live a new life. Going back was a step back in our book, & she said.
& # 39; But we had no other choice. & # 39;
The Soetekouw family (above) of two parents and 11 children lived aboard the 13-meter yacht, Sumbawa
Mrs. Soetekouw said that since the death of her daughter she has not had time to mourn.
& # 39; We were emotionally ruined, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; We have not had time just to have a bond as a family and to talk about our lives now. We never had to find ourselves – in any way. & # 39;
She said that Maritime has given them a deadline of August 22 to repair Sumbawa to make her seaworthy.
& # 39; We were told we had four weeks to repair Sumbawa, otherwise she would be confiscated with us, and then we would have to pay $ 5,500 to get her back or she would be destroyed & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; All our choices were taken away from us and our daughter.
& # 39; I can't help but get angry – angry with the situation, angry with the government, angry with myself and even angry with Zeinobiyah.
& # 39; If she had not died, this would not have happened. & # 39;
Zobbie & # 39; s destroyed parents Steve and Beccie and brothers and sisters Natasha, 15, Blade, 14, Ryan, 12, Nakita, 11, Alec, 10, Hunter, 8, Amlayah, 7, Yasha, 5, Azanyah, 4 and one-year-old Shakirah is still coming to terms with the tragedy
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