Stella Dimoko Young Woman Found Beaten To Death Was Escaping From Abusive Boyfriend


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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Young Woman Found Beaten To Death Was Escaping From Abusive Boyfriend

The 26-year-old woman believed to have been beaten to death in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, in July, fled the township months before to escape her abusive boyfriend, her aunt said on Wednesday.

Aviwe Jam Jam’s body was identified by her family on Tuesday after it was found at the Vygieskraal Stadium, Athlone, on July 29, roughly 24km from her home.

Captain FC van Wyk told News24 that the post mortem still needed to be concluded.

The boyfriend was arrested last week in connection with "several other cases" and is being investigated in connection with her murder.

Marking Women's Day on Wednesday, Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula visited the family at their home.

He spent more than an hour talking to them in private.

Later, he told journalists that police had been looking for the boyfriend in connection with other cases.

He promised that the law would protect the family.

"We will never be ruled by criminals and criminals will not rule anybody. We will find them and we will bring them to book. Their days are numbered.

"These people are not enemies to each other, but the devil has come to this community and done the things that they have done to the Jam Jam family ...terrorised them."

Aviwe's aunt Nondumiso Zizi said her niece had told her mother that she had left for Pretoria and that she should not look for her because she was hiding from her boyfriend.

Zizi was unable to confirm when Aviwe left Khayelitsha. She said Aviwe and her boyfriend had been together for "several years" and have a 2-year-old child.

"Aviwe was in an abusive relationship with this boyfriend. Aviwe’s mother tried to warn Aviwe of this, but she wouldn't listen. She loved [her] boyfriend, so there was nothing we could do about it."

"Aviwe’s mother suspected that Aviwe won’t come [back] alive because the way the boyfriend was treating her."

She said the boyfriend had come to their home looking for Aviwe and had attacked her stepfather because he thought the family was hiding Aviwe.

Zizi said the boyfriend and a group of friends attacked the stepfather with a panga and he had to get 12 stitches.

"He [the stepfather] was bleeding and the whole yard was full of blood because of them and the boyfriend climbed on top of him and said they should kill him."

The boyfriend was arrested shortly after for assaulting the stepfather, said Mbalula.

During the visit, Aviwe’s mother Nomthandazo Jam Jam, 56, proudly showed journalists a photo of Aviwe at her graduation.

Aviwe attained a tourism degree from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

Nomthandazo said Aviwe would be missed because she always "brought life" to her home.

Mbalula urged women to report abuse and assault to police as soon as possible.

"Women, stand your ground because if you put up with abuse, you are putting up with death," Mbalula warned.

from news24


Cute hajia Omo Mummy said...

Na wa oh...

Monkey Face said...

One word I will never understand is " an abusive boyfriend "
Why on earth will I allow a boyfriend slap me when I am not mad?
We hear stories of people in abusive marriages being unable to leave cos they are married or probably cos of their kids. As annoying as this sounds,it is understandable but for the single ladies, enduring slaps and kicks from a BF? I can never understand your reason for staying

R.I.P fine girl

Gaza Gyal said...

So sad. I wonder why some women still continue in abusive relationships. If you don't like the situationship you're in, MOVE ON! You're not a tree!

Lipstickalley said...

End time Boyfriend. Ladies, beware of this type, yesterday's chronicle of the church girl who was raped. I beg you, do not marry a woman beater.

Innocent Umeh said...

A man will beat hell out of his girlfriend and throws her out of the house, next day the girl comes back pleading. Some women need sense.

Shantelle's Empire said...

Ehn! Its still the same nau. Those in marriage started as abusive bfs. When you tell them to leave they say you 'jealous' of their love. Or you hear things like marriage will change him.
Then after marriage their abusive partner gets worse,then they start saying they cant leave cos of the children or be labelled a divorcee. From one excuse to another. So let them carry their cross. To whom brain is given,sense is expected.

Shantelle's Empire said...

You are begging her when @ almost 30 she doesnt have a say on her own. Following the stupid instructions of her mumu brothers.

jelly said...

I wonder why some ladies like to stay in abusive relationship, are they really hoping to change the monster!

Anonymous said...

Abusive boyfriend?not even husband?At 26?and with that kind of cloth she wore in the pix?showing na ogbajiri chalk?hell no

The Lifted said...

na wah

Amacastel said...

The girl raped by her church member whom the brothers are forcing her to marry should watch out ooo. Cos this is what abuser can do

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