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'If you see something, say something'

The Western Cape Social Development Department is appealing to family and friends of victims of abuse to advocate for their loved ones following the latest incident of femicide to hit the province.

Aviwe Jam-Jam was allegedly killed by her boyfriend. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Social Development Department is appealing to family and friends of victims of abuse to advocate for their loved ones.

They were responding to the latest incident of femicide to hit the Western Cape.

Aviwe Jam Jam went missing last month. Her body was discovered on Wednesday.

Her family says she was in an abusive relationship with the father of her child.

The department's Sihle Ngobese says: “This makes addressing this issue incredibly difficult as it is impossible to police interpersonal relationships between people in their private homes. This is why as a department we call on families and friends to be vigilant and to spot the signs of abuse early. If you see something, say something.”

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)