A South African victim of home violence died on her birthday, days after being brutally beaten by her boyfriend.
Manotsi Lemao died on Thursday, August 9, the day she was celebrating her 42nd birthday.
She had reportedly been brutally beaten by her boyfriend final Monday however she advised nobody about it. Manotsi’s cousin Mateboho Selokoma, 41, stated she found the reality after her husband went to gather some cash from Manotsi solely to seek out her badly injured.
Mateboho stated: “He discovered the boyfriend. He advised him that he and Manotsi had a combat earlier and he or she was sleeping.
“I then went to test on her and I discovered her brutally beaten. She had a blue eye and her physique was swollen. She couldn’t stroll on her personal. She stated her boyfriend had beaten her up. I took her to the physician. X-rays revealed that she had a damaged leg.”
Seeing Manotsi’s situation, Mateboho insisted that she spent just a few days with her and her household, which she did. Sadly, she died on Thursday after consuming her birthday cake.
“Earlier than she died, she complained that her foot was itchy,” stated Mateboho. “She stated her coronary heart was beating too gradual, and he or she fell on my son’s mattress and died. Had this man not beaten her, she would nonetheless be alive. I want the legislation would take its course.”
Police spokeswoman Sergeant Ikobeng Hlubi confirmed the incident, saying: “An inquest case has been registered.
“In response to data, Manotsi was allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend and later discharged from hospital. She died at her cousin’s house and the police are ready for the autopsy outcomes to find out the reason for loss of life. Relying on the outcomes, the cost could probably be modified to homicide.”