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Namhla Mtwa's demise

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28 June
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฑ ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ. It was the evening of 21 April and Namhla Mtwa parked in her driveway in Mthatha โ€“ as always. But tonight was different. She was killed by a waiting gunman, her body riddled with nine bullets. In a society inured to daily violence, her brutal murder didnโ€™t reverberate around the country; police didnโ€™t spring into action. A month later, her frustrated sister took to social media to reveal how an abusive relationship with a well-known businessman could be the real cause of her death. As Namhlaโ€™s tragic story belatedly captures headlines, Carte Blanche heads to Mthatha to ask why gender-based violence continues unabated.
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