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SA woman rescued from abuse in Pakistan

2012-02-14 16:25

Cape Town - A Cape Town woman is on her way home after being rescued from an abusive marriage in Pakistan, it was reported on Tuesday.

EWN quoted Gift of the Givers Imtiaz Sooliman as saying that they were called in to help bring back 38-year-old Sajida Sungey, who had left Cape Town for Pakistan in 2010 with her husband.

Sooliman said the abuse came to light after Sungey lost contact with her family.

“She was held captive, abused and was not allowed to talk to her family. Every time she tried to make a call, the phone was cut off.”

Sungey, a mother of two, gave Pakistani officials a 10-page affidavit detailing her abuse. She does not plan to return to the country for follow-up investigations.

Comments
  • PB - 2012-02-14 16:35

    Glad she could get away - good luck Sajida - life is too short to be treated like a convict.

  • Christina - 2012-02-14 16:42

    sorry sister,good that you coming home. by the way im not saying S.A man are angels, but compered to how foreign man treat woman, SA man are much better. glad you got away alive.

      Mike - 2012-02-14 19:34

      I wonder who would give you thumps down for such consoling words.Any way I agree,I'm glad she is able to make it home.Our international relations department has been failing some of its citizens more recently.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-14 16:48

    Glad she could escape. I wonder were she lived with her husband. London?

      jowza1 - 2012-02-14 17:04

      lol

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-14 17:19

      eye_see_you see it, but so far 5 don't.

      desertratbkf - 2012-02-14 17:24

      Bwahahaha, what a chop!

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-14 17:37

      O.K. For the 8 lost souls so far: Like Pretoria in China.

  • Hermann - 2012-02-14 17:42

    Don't we love foreign cultures only to regret it too late!

  • BrainbowGold - 2012-02-14 18:43

    There is something deeply disturbing about the burqa. Every attempt to try to comprehend it comes to a dead end.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-14 19:05

      Is it that slit? Those thingies behind the slit? The thrust of the nose against the cloth?

  • crismoyo - 2012-02-14 20:05

    Such kind of men tarnish the image of their country.

  • rajeshsood - 2012-02-14 20:28

    Sorry for your trauma Sajida. When things like this happen people often take cheap shots at muslims and the attitudes towards women in islamic societies. Very hard to disagree with the critics when one hears stories like this all the time. What is wrong with all the decent people in Pakistan ! Why did it have to take an international aid agency to rescue her ? Very shameful !

  • Cathandra - 2012-02-15 07:04

    No mention is made of her children have they returned with her or stayed with the abusive father. I can't see him giving up that much control. Would be sad if they did not return.

  • Dave - 2012-02-15 08:16

    It amazes me that these poor woman who are forced into marriages - especially those in India / Pakistan and above all Saudi Arabia do not receive more help and assitance. It is disgusting to see the the way women are treated - especially in Saudi etc. It is time the rest of the world stood up against this whole scenario. Who the hell gives anybody the right to tell u who you will marry - irrespective of religion or any law!!!!!

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