All over the world, domestic violence stories have been reported and despite the social media outbursts and caution, this act still seems to be rampant.
Some people survive this attack while others do not, and so has been the fate of a 42-year-old woman who has just been reported dead after she was beaten mercilessly beaten by her boyfriend in South Africa.
Identified as Manotsi Lemao, she passed away at her cousin’s place where she was trying to recover from the brutalisation.
Her cousin, Mateboho Selokoma, disclosed that she found out about her cousin after her husband went to Lemao’s house to get some money.
She said: “He found the boyfriend. He told him that he and Manotsi had a fight earlier and she was sleeping. I then went to check on her and I found her brutally beaten. She had a blue eye and her body was swollen. She could not walk on her own. She said her boyfriend had beaten her up. I took her to the doctor. X-rays revealed that she had a broken leg.”
Selokoma further disclosed that the deceased spent some days with her family but passed away on Thursday, August 9, after eating her birthday cake. But before her demise, Selokoma said that the deceased complained that her foot was itching her.
She said: “Before she died, she complained that her foot was itchy. She said her heart was beating too slow, and she fell on my son’s bed and died. Had this man not beaten her, she would still be alive.I wish the law would take its course.”
However, Manotsi’s death was confirmed by the South African police spokeswoman, Sergent Ikobeng.
She disclosed that the deceased was allegedly beaten by her lover and was later discharged from the hospital. Ikobeng added that, Manotsi gave up at her cousin’s home but they are still awaiting autopsy result to determine the true cause of her death.
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