Women abuse

'He tried to pull my teeth out with pliers': Women on how they escaped abuse

SA has one of the highest rates of intimate partner violence in the world. One in five women have experienced physical violence by a partner, according to Stats SA. For many, escaping a life of abuse is difficult. These women tell of their harrowing ordeals, and how they got out

29 November 2020 - 00:00 By Sunday Times reporters

‘I thought it was my fault’

Nurse Christene Traill, 30, from Krugersdorp, suffered six years of physical, emotional and sexual abuse by a boyfriend, and for years thought she was to blame...

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