Today on Anonymous advice with Thomas and Skhumba, a woman said she is struggling to get out of her abusive marriage.
“In 2010, I got engaged; the guy is not South African. I guess I was naïve at the time. We got married in community of property and had kids.
“I don’ think he ever loved me. He didn’t buy anything. Even now, he is driving my car. He has been emotionally abusive since 2011.
“Now I’m trying to get out of the marriage; I’m no longer employed,” she said.
Skhumba asked why it was difficult for her to leave the marriage.
She said that the guy was well connected. She applied for a protection order, and proceedings were still ongoing.
Advice from kaya listeners
“This marriage can be dissolved because it was entered into under false pretenses or annulled with or without him being present,” advised a caller.
“I want to ask the lady as we are living in South Africa, and this person is not a South African citizen; she has the right to go through the divorce. People they don’t know their resources, she can also get free counseling,” she advised.
A legal professional also called in to say that he would help anonymous on a pro bono basis. He left his number with the producer.