I am infuriated. Once again there are two more cases of abuse in South Africa. High profile people who get away with it because they have the money to pay for expensive attorneys. I am not talking about the thousands, I am talking about two well known people. How long will this continue around the world. I can never be silent about this. I am sorry to shock on my blog, the place that I try to share my own recovery with others who have been in the same situation. I have heard of two more cases today and the likelyhood of these men getting away with it, is an absolute given. I am furious.
To hear that woman provoked this abuse sickens me to my stomach. Please I beg you do not igore the pleas of those who are hurting and trying to escape from their abusive partners. The control is so strong and I have fallen prey myself to the charm of my abuser, many times. Waiting for the day that he will say...I am sorry... I was wrong, that has still not happened, still today.
God forgive me but I would kill the man who did this to any of my children. As long as I am alive and breathing, I will protect them, even though I was unable to protect them or myself when I lived with it, for 25 years.
This is such a serious problem and I know that many people just cannot understand why anyone would stay. But until you have been there, you will never know the control that these men have on their victims. Their charm is convincing, their promises to change are constant, but their confessions of guilt are absent and their blame toward the victim eternal.
The media was told that these bruises were from plastic surgery which was authenticated by a plastic surgeon. Please... how could any intelligent person believe this?
I am sorry, but I work so hard with my organisation to try and help other victims but when I hear of high profile people getting away with it, what chance does the average woman have?
As you can see from these photo's the bruises are old and have begun to heal, I don't want to tell you what they looked like immediately after the incidents !