KwaZulu-Natal premier Ravi Pillay recently visited a 35-year-old uMkhuze woman who lost her arm after she allegedly assaulted by her husband. Recently it was found out that she also had a cracked skull..
This cruel and terrifying incident occurred on Tuesday in full view of the two-year-old child of the victim.
She was promptly airlifted to St Augustine’s Hospital, where she had been undergoing a number of surgical methods, including one to reattach her arms.
A surgeon who is a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgeries has described the type and nature of the bruises and injuries which she has faced. He even said in a statement, apart from losing one of her arms, her life would not be the same as it used to be.
He said, “What has happened to her is that she has lost the arm from the left, she has got many cuts on the arms and eight wounds on the hand and her life will never be the same.”
He further added that as a teacher, she needs a hand to teach her students but one of her hands has lost functions. But he also said that with many surgeries and procedures, they will definitely try to restore the functions in her hand.
According to the information received from the sources, the attack occurred during 16 days of activism as the punishment of gender-based violence and femicide continues to haunt women and children in South Africa.
Pillay paid a visit to the woman in hospital on Thursday and called this case as one of the most frightful cases which have emerged in the province since the commencement of the No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign.