I pray every woman going through torment finds the strength to leave; says a victim of domestic violence.

published Jan. 7, 2021, 10:39 p.m. by mariamagboola

I pray every woman going through torment finds the strength to leave; says a victim of domestic violence.

Wife to the 2016 Comrades Marathon winner in South Africa, has advised women going through domestic violence in their homes to summon the courage to leave the marriage before the worse happen to them.
Nathi Tsutsu said all women, including the ones who think they are strong and smart should not allow themselves to become victims of abuse.

She said many women have been killed because they hope their man will change, but it never gets better.
Tsutsu who alleged she was a victim of abuse said she had opened a case of domestic violence against her husband, 2016 Comrades Marathon champion, David Gatebe and also has a protection order against him.
Nathi and David got married in 2019 after they met at Sporting Competition in 2017.

“He was a great man and we were so in love but everything changed when he started cheating on me,” she claimed.

She claimed after she saw him with a woman whom she believed he was having an affair with, he turned into a monster.“He started abusing me physically. He did beat me up and leave the house for days.
Sometimes I slept in my car whenever he locked me out of the house,” she alleged.

“I’m suffering from depression. I have tried committing suicide. The pain I have endured is beyond explanation.”
She said getting support makes it a little easier.

North West Police spokesman, Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone, said two cases have been registered in Phokeng.; explain that the first is for assault and the other for contravention of a protection order.”

“The second case is still under investigation and the suspect is yet to be arrested.”

Efforts to speak to the husband proved abortive as he has been dodging journalists.


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Mariam Agboola

A graduate of Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria,had a stint in the teaching profession berfore going to a post graduate Diploma in Journalism. Ever since she has remained in the profession for which she is passionate about and she tells those that care to listen that "it is the best profession in the universe"