A fist and a hard place

Phumla Ndlovu’s* partner Xolile Silo* started drinking at nine that Monday morning. He then left their house in Roodepan township, near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, and headed for the local tavern.

It was just weeks ago: March 23.

“I was lying on the couch watching TV when he came back later that evening,” Ndlovu (31) recalls. “He had been drinking the entire day, so he was extremely drunk.”

A night awaited Ndlovu that would free her from abuse but also leave her shunned and destitute.

Read it at the M&G.

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