The common advice for women in abusive relationships is to leave before it’s too late but what’s the advice for women whose boyfriends turn deadly when they try to end the abusive relationship? Go to the police maybe? For Zama Sishi, her effort to end things with her abusive partner ended in death.
A relative of Zama’s told Daily Sun the couple had been fighting a lot lately. The relatives said that the circumstances surrounding the fights was not so clear but they were linked to the fact that Zama wanted to end the relationship.
“Apart from Ayanda’s attempt to throw her over the bridge, there have been other shocking incidents,” the relative said.
“He has been beating her severely. Zama had a fresh injury on her head that she sustained from a recent beating.”
“Her boyfriend was jealous and abusive and their fights have been going on for a couple of months. It is not clear how long the two have been dating because neither of them is from the area. They came to the area early this year. Zama worked in Jozini and her boyfriend constantly visited her.”
KZN police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed the incident. He said a case of murder and an inquest docket were opened at Jozini Police Station for investigation.
“Circumstances around the incident are still being investigated,” said Zwane.