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WC MEC to visit family of murdered Aviwe Jam-Jam

Jam-Jam had been missing for several weeks before her family identified her body this week.

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

CAPE TOWN - Support has been streaming in for the family of Aviwe Jam-Jam, whose body was found late last month.

Her family identified her body this week.

Jam-Jam had been missing for several weeks before her family identified her body this week.

She'd been in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend, who is being investigated about her death.

The man has been arrested for other offences as well.

Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz is expected to visit her family on Friday.

His spokesperson Sihle Ngobese says: “We do not remain silent. Through our social workers and victim empowerment programme, we avail help to victims of abuse and any of our social workers can be reached by visiting our local offices. People can also call our DSD hotline on 0800 220250.”

The department is appealing to family and friends of victims of abuse to advocate for their loved ones.

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

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)