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Coming to terms with losing her partner has not been easy, but she is learning to take things one day at a time.
Coming to terms with losing her partner has not been easy, but she is learning to take things one day at a time.
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It was a cold Monday morning just before lockdown started. Marketing manager Andile Khumalo (31) left the two bedroom apartment he shared with his girlfriend in downtown Johannesburg to head to work.

His partner of four years and self-employed caterer Andiswa Tshabalala (28) stayed in to work on some orders.

He never came back home. He committed suicide and it’s taken her months to process it all.

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