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.
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.
“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.
“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.