Gender violence in the Spotlight

Emotional caller says unsympathetic judge ignored abuse fears

A caller in Johannesburg says a judge at Roodepoort Magistrate's Court told her "he is not a psychiatrist, he can't solve my problem" when she reported abuse after her partner hit her in December.

After getting a restraining order from the court, she explains that she then told the judge that she is scared to go back to her house where she stays with her abusive partner.

I'm scared for my life to go back to that house. I'm scared for my children.

Caller

He [judge] said I must move out of my house. The house that I pay for every month.

Caller

Listen to the caller below...

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