Woman pleads for help

2018-06-06 06:01
The victim’s husband has been arrested for assaulting her and is set to reappear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court today (06/06).suspect arrested for assaulting this women, and leaving her with a blue eye is facing charges of contravening a Court order and is set to re-appear in the Kimberley Magistrate court today

The victim’s husband has been arrested for assaulting her and is set to reappear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court today (06/06).suspect arrested for assaulting this women, and leaving her with a blue eye is facing charges of contravening a Court order and is set to re-appear in the Kimberley Magistrate court today

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The plea of Kimberley woman Audrey Matshukudu for police to arrest her husband sparked a wildfire on social media.

She accuses her husband, Matshukudu Matshukudu, Social media came on fire after the plea of Kimberley women Audrey Matshukudu, for the police to arrest her husband, whom she accusesof physically abusing her and violating a protection order. She and her two-year-old son were forced to go into police protection because the police claimed not to know her husband’s whereabouts.

On Wednesday (30/05), Matshukudu implored her Facebook contacts to help her track down her husband.

“Please help the police find him so that my son and I can live a normal life. I am scared and I am fearing for my life,” she pleaded.

Sharing the details of her physical abuse – dating back to 2016 – she titled her plea “Enough is Enough”.

She alleges she was last abused on 15 April.

Matshukudu said she refuses to be a statistic with her photo circulating around social media only after she had been beaten or stabbed to death.

Along with her post, which shocked Facebook users, she posted pictures of her blue eye and bruised and battered body. She also shared family photos, including ones showing their happy moments on their wedding day.

According to her, she was forced to leave her house and not move back and move to an unknown location.

“One time he followed me in a taxi. As I got out of the taxi, his car stopped behind me. He assaulted me again and grabbed my then two-year-old son from me,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

“For days I did not know not knowing where my son was. I managed to hide at a nearby place as he drove around the block looking for me.” explains the woman on her facebook page.

According to Matshukudu, her husband was arrested on Monday, 30 April, for violation of a protection order. However, he made bail on Friday, 4 May.

“On Friday, 25 May, he managed to get the location of where I was staying. He got to the house and physically assaulted me again.

“I reported the case again that same day. As I was going to work on Monday, 28 May, to explain why I need time off work, I saw him driving past my workplace twice. He also looked into the yard of my workplace,” she said.

“I contacted the police and they decided that I must go into hiding. It has been five days since I opened the case. He has not been arrested and I am stuck in one place. I can’t go to work and my son can’t go to school – while he is roaming around the streets of Kimberley.”

The plea heeded positive results as it led to the arrest of the husband, who proved to being a well-known businessman in the province.

He was arrested on Friday (01/06) and made a brief appearance in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Monday (04/06). He faces a charge of contravening the court order.

The case was postponed to today (06/06) for bail application.

Please help the police find him so that my son and I can live a normal life. I am scared and I am fearing for my life.

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