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Silverton Police Station Fails a GBV Victim

16 days of Gender Based Violence against Women and children is still on, yet a victim had to be humiliated at the Silverton Police station

16 days of Gender Based Violence against Women and children is still on, yet a victim had to be humiliated at the Silverton Police station when she wanted to open a case of assault against her abuser.

The victim who on the video says her name is Keitumetsi Maluleka, mentions on the video that when she got to the police station instead of her perpetrator being arrested, they called him to beg over the phone asking him to come to the police station to say his side of the story.

On the appalling video, bruised up on her face, Keitumetsi says she had to drive to Silverton police station after she found one in Mamelodi, at her district closed and empty. Seeking for help she got to another police station where her case was handled by a female officer who she says is Warrant Officer Moima

“The police are not doing anything; they are waiting for me to die.” Repeatedly cries out Maluleka. She urges on the video for assistance in making the video reach the right people, makes talks of tagging Minister Bheki Cele and the President on the video.

Maluleka says the officers failed her, treated her abuser like a king and easily released him without him having a day in court as now she has nowhere to go but to the same home where her abuser is. On the second video where she gives out her abuser’s name as Patrick Mokgalela, she says she has endured years of abuse from him and South Africa should take note of his face since she “will die from the hands of this man”

Maluleke has also sent out images of her before and after attack, with the after indicating signs of assault showing off a bruised up blue eye, swollen lips and hair pulled out. Social users are furious with the justice system of the country where a woman has to first release a video and go home to the same home where her abuser is and not behind bars.

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