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‘He made me drink his urine’

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Despite ongoing campaigns to raise awareness about gender-based violence and femicide, South African women remain under siege. Photo: Darren Stewart / Gallo Images
Despite ongoing campaigns to raise awareness about gender-based violence and femicide, South African women remain under siege. Photo: Darren Stewart / Gallo Images

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Nomthandazo Yosana’s* boyfriend assaulted her with a spade and burnt her with a hot hair straightener before burning plastic and letting it melt on to her feet and hands. Then he allegedly forced her to drink his urine. All this happened barely a week into the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, which started on November 25.

Yosana feels lucky that she lived to tell her story.

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