Woman says husband who burned her in 2014 is still roaming free

Woman says husband who burned her in 2014 is still roaming free

- Pontsho participated in the #TotalShutDown women's protest

- She said her husband of 12 years burned her in 2014

- However, police allegedly keep closing her cases against him and he's still free

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A woman has shared how her husband, who burned her in 2014, is still a free man and has not faced consequences for his action.

Pontsho Serumula spoke to eNCA journalist Lirandzu Themba, who then shared the video on Twitter, Briefly.co.za learned.

She was participating in the nationwide #TotalShutDown women's protests against gender-based violence in South Africa yesterday. A large burn scar was visible on her forehead.

Pontsho said:

I'm here today marching for myself and those who are still suffering in silence; those who are being failed by our justice system.
I see my husband every day. He is still my husband even though we separated in 2014. He said I'll never get a divorce [and that] the only divorce I'll get is inside the casket.

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She said she first opened a case with the police against her husband in 2014. However, she discovered it was closed when she was discharged from hospital.

Despite Pontsho re-opening it in 2015 and 2017, police allegedly kept closing it. She re-opened it once again earlier this year, but two months later, it's still not in court.

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Tweeps echoed her feeling that the justice system is failing women who are victims of gender-based violence. Some also shared their own experiences.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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