I concur with many who assert that the South African legal system, in addition to the media, is influenced by bias. Every day, we hear them warning others about the abuse that is being committed. In relation to women and children, what should be done about men who are abused in the home? There are guys who, when at home, are subjected to verbal and physical abuse at the hands of their partners. The silence surrounding it makes it much more excruciating to experience. They are referred to as laughing sticks when they attempt to open up to police stations, but if they retaliate and fight back, they are labeled as perpetrators of gender-based violence.
Because people look down on men who are abused by their wives, some of them are ending their own lives because they have no one to talk to and they feel ashamed of their situation. There is a story that has been going around recently about a man who was killed by his girlfriend as a result of an altercation they had. Lesley Shivambu and Jennifer Maringa are originally from the province of Limpopo, and while they were in Gauteng, they made their home in the Protea South neighborhood. Jennifer Maringa is currently residing in the province of Mpumalanga.
It would appear that the woman’s pregnancy was a point of contention between the two of them over the course of their argument that took place over the weekend. It is said that she disclosed her desire to get an abortion to her boyfriend when the two of them were arguing. During the middle of the altercation, the woman doused him in paraffin and then set it ablaze before walking away. After this, he was brought to a hospital in the area, but unfortunately, he did not survive the impact of his injuries and passed away there. It has been established that Jennifer is being held in custody at this time in response to the fact that she was recently arrested on a charge of murder.
Following the publication of this information on social media, South African men were moved to tears when they learned that one of their own had been killed. Some of these men even claimed that many media outlets would not have covered the story if it had been a woman who had been killed. I concur with the assessment that the law in South Africa is unfair. In comparison to men, they advocate more for the rights of women. What are your thoughts on the homicide investigation?