ARTICLES RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

When young love hurts

2014-07-17 13:44

For one in three teenagers their first love is an introduction to physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

Man who burnt, chopped up ex out on bail

2014-07-11 08:10

Family and friends of a KwaZulu-Natal student who was strangled, burnt, chopped up and buried in a shallow grave last year, are angry that her alleged killer is out on bail.

Gory details emerge about DJ girlfriend's slaying

2014-07-10 08:37
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Details have emerged about the brutal killing of a Soweto woman whose DJ boyfriend was arrested after being on the run for her murder.

Shock after KZN mall stabbing

2014-07-08 09:26

Shocked relatives say a woman who was stabbed to death outside a KwaZulu-Natal shopping mall had called off her engagement to the man who attacked her before throwing himself off a bridge onto the N3 highway.

Soweto woman stabbed to death

2014-06-29 15:47

A 32-year-old woman has been stabbed to death, allegedly by her boyfriend in Jabulani, Soweto police say.

Shock after student's killer gets 12 years

2014-06-24 11:14

Family members have expressed shock after the former boyfriend of a KwaZulu-Natal student was jailed for 12 years for her "brutal and inhumane" murder.

Take a stand against rape, premier urges

2014-06-03 11:37

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu says all elected public officials must publicly take a stand against rape and all forms of sexual abuse against women and children.

'House of horrors' dad admits punching boy

2014-05-31 10:42

Family members say the Springs man accused of assaulting and keeping his family captive has admitted punching his 11-year-old son between the eyes, and that the man and his wife are drug users.

Man who killed girlfriend dies in hospital

2014-04-23 10:02

A man who shot and killed his girlfriend during an argument and then turned the gun on himself has died in hospital, Gauteng police say.

Man burns, chops up pregnant girlfriend

2014-04-05 09:19

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of his heavily pregnant girlfriend, whose body was burnt and chopped up, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Man sets ex-girlfriend alight

2014-03-31 10:14

A man has been arrested for attempted murder after allegedly pouring petrol on his ex-girlfriend and setting her alight, Gauteng police say.

Facebook saved me from my husband

2014-03-17 16:00

A Kentucky woman used Facebook to save her from a brutal bout of domestic violence, she believes it might have saved her life

Man admits killing wife, dumping body

2014-03-10 08:39

The North West provincial government has welcomed the arrests of two men who allegedly kidnapped and murdered a woman. One of the men was her estranged husband.

Domestic violence policing inadequate - expert

2014-02-08 09:05

Police officers are not properly implementing the Domestic Violence Act in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, an expert has told a commission of inquiry.

Dramatic hostage drama ends in gunfire

2014-02-04 08:53

A seven-hour hostage drama in KwaZulu-Natal has ended in a volley of gunfire, leaving four police officers and their attacker injured with bullet wounds.

Man arrested for strangling ex-girlfriend

2014-01-08 12:24

A man has handed himself in after allegedly murdering his ex-girlfriend in the flat they still shared in Johannesburg, police say.

Woman kills husband during fight

2014-01-05 14:42

A 43-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her husband during an argument, Northern Cape police say.

Man in court for 'raping' his granny

2013-12-27 22:32
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A man has appeared in the Ermelo Magistrate's Court for allegedly raping his 83-year-old grandmother.

Child rapes inexplicable - Zuma

2013-11-30 07:22
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President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock at the recent sexual attacks on young children and babies, saying "something is seriously wrong".

Teen's death plunge: Husband released

2013-11-22 12:00

Gauteng police say the husband of a woman who was found in bed with a 16-year-old boy - who later fell six floors to his death - has been released.

SA has lost its values - Frene Ginwala

2013-11-18 07:48
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Struggle stalwart Frene Ginwala choked back tears over the weekend as she questioned why children are being killed, and why there is rape, violence and corruption in the country.

Domestic violence slows kids' development

2013-11-08 11:33

Children who are exposed to domestic violence and depressed or anxious parents may be more likely to lag in developing language, motor and social skills.

Woman back in court for penis cutting

2013-10-23 07:42

A woman is set to return to the Meadowlands Magistrate’s Court in Gauteng for cutting off her boyfriend’s penis after finding him with another woman.

Man's penis cut off by girlfriend

2013-10-07 22:28
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A woman has appeared in the Meadowlands Magistrate's Court after cutting off her boyfriend's penis, Gauteng police say.

Rape levels of major concern - Mthethwa

2013-09-19 10:59

Sexual offences decreased during the 2012/2013 financial year but levels of rape in the country are still of concern, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

 

DJ claims girlfriend tried to stab him

2014-07-16 13:22

Radio DJ Donald Sebolai has denied stabbing his girlfriend, stating during his bail hearing that she grabbed a knife first and was stabbed while they both struggled for the knife.

Girlfriend-killer found guilty in private prosecution

2014-07-10 13:09

A man has been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend nine years ago, after her family succeeded in getting him convicted in a private prosecution.

DJ on the run for murder arrested

2014-07-08 12:04
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A radio DJ who had been on the run since last week after being suspected of killing his girlfriend has been arrested, Gauteng police say.

Man’s body found days after slaying wife

2014-07-03 10:45

The body of a husband and father of three has been identified days after he threw himself in front of a bus after hacking his wife to death with an axe, a report says.

Man hacks wife to death with axe

2014-06-25 07:17

Gauteng police are searching for a man who allegedly killed his wife with an axe after their children had left the house to go to school.

'House of horrors' wife due in court

2014-06-24 07:24

The wife of the man accused of abusing her and their five children and holding them captive is expected to appear in the Springs Magistrate's Court.

Man arrested for slashing toddler's throat

2014-06-02 14:53

A man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his girlfriend's 2-year-old son by slashing his throat, Limpopo police say.

Student describes how he killed girlfriend

2014-05-28 12:30

A 19-year-old KwaZulu-Natal student has admitted to murdering a fellow student last year, saying he was angry because she wanted to end their relationship.

Domestic violence has serious impact on kids

2014-04-14 16:33

Family violence cuts across all segments of society and has a serious impact on children who witness, hear or see the results of such violence.

Oscar judge jails man for killing wife's lover

2014-04-03 08:23
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The judge who is presiding in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has sentenced a man who killed his wife's boyfriend in a fit of jealousy to an effective 15 years in jail.

What do Reeva's messages mean?

2014-03-26 05:00

The ongoing Oscar Pistorius trial has brought to light underlying signs of emotional conflict between him and Reeva Steenkamp. Was this a normal part of being in love or a glimpse into a darker side of their relationship?

Facebook saved me from my husband

2014-03-14 15:08

A Kentucky woman used Facebook to save her from a brutal bout of domestic violence. She believes it might have saved her life

10 signs of an abusive relationship

2014-02-24 11:30

All couples have occasional disagreements about spending habits, in-laws, children, chores – the list can continue. But when is a relationship abusive? Here are the signs.

Abused women vulnerable to HIV infection

2014-02-04 10:45

New research found that women who are victims of domestic violence are at increased risk for infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Abused women vulnerable to HIV infection

2014-02-03 15:58

New research found that women who are victims of domestic violence are at increased risk for infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Maximum sentence for child killers - Xingwana

2014-01-07 12:12

Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana has called for a maximum sentence if the Brakpan man accused of raping and killing his 4-year-old niece is found guilty.

Man arrested for killing wife, 2 children

2014-01-01 10:16

A man has been arrested in Durban in connection with the murders of his wife and two children, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Love triangle blamed for family poisoning

2013-12-03 12:13

Free State police believe that a man's advances towards his wife's 16-year-old sister may have been the motivation for a family poisoning in which five people died and two were hospitalised.

Man kills wife after argument in car

2013-11-29 10:57

A North West man has allegedly stabbed his wife to death after an argument which started in the car, police say.

Man arrested for shooting Gauteng cop

2013-11-19 10:49

A man has been arrested after he allegedly shot dead a police officer who was attending to a domestic violence complaint, Gauteng police say.

Domestic violence slows kids' development

2013-11-08 18:00

Children who are exposed to domestic violence and depressed or anxious parents may be more likely to lag in developing language, motor and social skills.

Penis cutting case postponed

2013-10-25 14:39

The case of a woman accused of cutting off her boyfriend's penis has been postponed for a legal aid application by the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto.

Cop's chilling warning before shooting

2013-10-18 10:41

A KwaZulu-Natal policeman who shot his wife before turning the gun on himself apparently asked his mother-in-law to take care of their children a day before the shooting.

Man murders wife in front of daughter

2013-10-03 19:21

A Port Elizabeth man has been arrested after stabbing his wife to death in front of their 7-year-old daughter following an argument, Eastern Cape police say.

This is how you will save someone's life

2013-09-13 09:00

A new initiative called the 'Sugar Campaign' may be the answer to the domestic violence epidemic in South Africa.

 
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