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Photos: Pretty Lady Who Broke Up With Abusive Lover Found Dead

This young lady, a mother of one, who was declared missing weeks ago, has been found beaten to death allegedly by her boyfriend who she broke up with because he always abused her.

The 26-year-old lady, believed to have been beaten to death in the Khayelitsha area of Cape Town, in July, reportedly fled the township months before to escape her abusive boyfriend.
Her aunt said this on Wednesday. According to News 24, 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 a correspondent that the post mortem still needed to be concluded.

It was gathered that 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, and spent more than an hour talking to them in private.

He told journalists that police had been looking for the boyfriend in connection with other cases, and 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. Her mother tried to warn her 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.”

Speaking further, 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 added that the boyfriend and a group of friends attacked the stepfather with a panga and he had to get 12 stitches.

Her mum said she would be missed because she always “brought life” to her home, and urged other ladies in an abusive relationship to report abuse as soon as possible.