A 26-year-old woman believed to have escaped an abusive relationship with her boyfriend has been found beaten to death in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
Aviwe Jam Jam’s body was identified by her family on Tuesday after it was found at the Vygieskraal Stadium, Athlone, on July 29, 24km from her home.
On the day she went missing, Jam Jam was expected to drop off her child at her mother’s home. When she did not, her mother panicked and phoned the boyfriend who said Jam Jam had disappeared.
All attempts to find her proved abortive.
Family members of the deceased said Jam Jam had being a victim of constant assault by her boyfriend adding that he once stripped her naked before beating her for cheating on him.
“A week before she disappeared, they had an argument and Aviwe tore all his clothes. This man had (allegedly) been abusing her. She was unhappy with him but each time she left him he would come to our home and threaten us. He even assaulted her stepfather,” the family member said.
The family told the Cape Argus of an incident where the boyfriend accused Jam Jam of cheating and allegedly stripped her naked before beating her. “He brought her home and told us she was cheating. She defended herself and said she only confessed to free herself from him.
The 26-year-old lived with her 29-year-old boyfriend and their 2-year-old son in the gated community of Summerville, Kuilsriver.
The boyfriend was arrested last week in connection with “several other cases” and is being investigated in connection with her murder.
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