Abused mom reunited with SA family

2012-02-16 09:00
Cape Town - A woman and her two children have been reunited with her family after a dramatic rescue from her abusive husband in Pakistan.

Sajida Sungey, 37, was rescued by the South African High Commission and Pakistan police in a remote rural area where her husband was allegedly holding her captive and assaulting her, reported the Cape Argus.

The Gift of the Givers helped Sungey return to South Africa, and she was reunited with her family at Cape Town International Airport.

Sungey said she didn’t know where she was being held and that her husband was mistreating her and her 11-year-old daughter. He also would not let them return to South Africa.

Sungey got hold of a telephone and called the SA High Commission. The rescue was launched two days later. She was apparently traumatised when police found her.

A South African official said some of the husband’s family members had helped authorities in the rescue.

Sungey went to Pakistan in May 2010 after marrying her husband. Upon arrival, he apparently held her captive and prevented her from having contact with her family.

When police arrived at his house, the husband said he was “culturising” his wife and did not try to stop the rescuers.
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