A Heartbreaking video of a local man called Themba heavily beating up his girlfriend over WhatsApp messages has emerged on social media leaving a lot of people sad and calling for the hunt of that ‘animal’.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a profound and widespread problem in South Africa, impacting almost every aspect of life. GBV (which disproportionately affects women and girls) is systemic and deeply entrenched in institutions, cultures, and traditions in South Africa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country will tighten laws on gender-based violence and s.e.xual offenses which have been widespread in the rainbow nation.
On Twitter, a man named Themba is trending as a video goes viral of him beating his girlfriend. In the video, News365.co.za has learnt that the man suspecting his girlfriend of cheating, makes her confess about what she has failed to do, which is, letting people know that they should not send messages in her DMs but rather in the group where everybody sends.
Dear twitter. Please find this peace of shit pic.twitter.com/SfESyt5Zcv
— Motho Montsho 🇿🇦 (@MothoMontsho) December 2, 2020
And here are some of the reactions from people online:
Some of the people in the comments are cut from the same cloth as Themba. Some women are just damaged.
Yoh, it’s a mess pic.twitter.com/z9AG0SkbXQ
— Motho Montsho 🇿🇦 (@MothoMontsho) December 3, 2020
Let's first find out, who posted this and what was the aim, secondly we should find out why didn't she report this to the police and lastly we should understand who is wrong here the cheater or the person who laid hands, then we can have our own opinions
— Lukhanyo (@Lukhanyo1990) December 2, 2020
Themba must be found and his employers notified of his actions! It’s time people like face real consequences for their actions, becoz they not really scared of the law, so it’s time to hit them where it hurts the most their pockets!
— nhlakies (@nhlakies) December 2, 2020
So basically when a man finds out the texts messages on her phone like some woman do on our phones
Still he’s wrong
Inshore man has no voice at all neh pic.twitter.com/bngK49eq3X
— Apple_Jay (@AppleJayGallery) December 2, 2020
I want to laugh a lil bit pic.twitter.com/S3igpth9Aa
— GHOST🔯 (@hillaryotieno39) December 3, 2020
There is a tweet in the comments here of what appears to be her FB account. I am not sure if it is indeed hers, so I don’t want to re-share it, but if it is, Themba should be fairly easy to find. Let’s save a life & not have to bury another woman murdered by a spouse/boyfriend.
— Phumzile Van Damme (@zilevandamme) December 2, 2020