Few days ago, a video of a South African lady being attacked by some women for sleeping with a married taxi driver in Pharare village of Limpopo went viral on social media.
The 20-year-old grade 11 student who was assaulted outside the school yard by three women for allegedly “wrecking a marriage”, has been identified as Dolly Maila.
Speaking to Sowetan, the student who suffered bruises on her upper body and thighs said the incident occurred on Thursday October 17. Maila said she was attacked by three women who pulled her braids and also struck her with fists and a stick.
The student distanced herself from the “home-wrecker” tag she was given on social media, while revealing she was on her way to the tuckshop just outside the school when she was approached by the three women who demanded to talk to her.
“It’s not true that I’m a home-wrecker, I ended the relationship with the woman’s husband after I discovered he was married. The relationship ended late last month after I received threatening SMSes from an unknown lady who told me to stop seeing the taxi driver because he is married or they will deal with me.
“Before they could state their concerns, all of them started attacking me, saying I should stay away from their friend’s husband,” she said.
Even with the viral video, Maila said she was told by the police that there was not enough evidence to prosecute the women that assaulted and left her with pains on her neck, back and thighs.
“I’m not happy with the police because I went to open a case the same day and one of the female police officers told me that if I was dating her husband, she would have killed me. She said I deserve to be killed because I’m breaking people’s marriages” she added.
In the viral video, wife of the taxi driver was seen hitting Maila in the face while saying “Do you know I’m a married woman and you are breaking my marriage. I have been meaning to talk to you but you refused.”
Another woman was heard shouting “beat her my friend”. The taxi driver’s wife continued hitting the student saying: “You were born in 2001 and there is no way you can date a 40-year-old man. You are mad, I can’t leave my marriage because of you.”
Maila was also whipped on the back with a stick by a woman that wore a red dress in the viral video.
Here is the viral video
Apparently this happened in Limpopo, Mopani Region, Tzaneen municipality. These two women were assaulting this girl cause according to them she is dating a man married to one of them. pic.twitter.com/dbCXmdbcR1
— Man's Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) October 20, 2019