DURBAN: A Durban woman has literally had her life come crashing down, this after a video was uploaded on social media site Facebook as well as being circulating on chat service Whatsapp.
In the video shared on social media, a Chatsworth woman is interrogated by another angry female over an alleged affair with a younger man.
The visibly shaken and terrified victim is taunted and sworn at as she is forced to admit to the alleged affair. A female not visible in the video who is apparently the wife is heard in the background suggesting that the video be uploaded to Facebook.
Social media users lash out
The video has been shared widely across various South African Indian social media groups . But social media users have largely condemned the offensive content where the elderly woman has been aggressively taunted and shamed.
Many have called for the person who created and shared the video to be found and charged.
Durban philanthropist, Ravi Govender had earlier taken to Facebook to share his disgust at the vile actions that has wreaked havoc on the Chatsworth woman’s life.
“The victim has undergone immense stress that has also affected her children,” said Govender.
In his social media post Govender said,
“Guys I have been silent on the recent happening that has gone viral.
Today, I wanted to do a video recording with Aunty to hear and show her side of things.
My business partner and dear friend advised me against it. I capitulated to her advice. Thanks to community activist Devan Kistnasamy Naicker who visited her and took some goods for her, I received her blessing to contact her.
Our community has judged her. Most have agreed that the videos were wrong to be created. I have only seen one and was disgusted at an elderly lady being abused. Why was “Romeo” not castigated and punished too? I believe there are another two videos that show her being assaulted and further abused.
Anyway the videos have backfired and the person responsible for making it…allegedly the wife…has gained infamy more than Aunty.
I will not reveal details except to say that Aunty is exceptionally poor and her children are going through “hell”. We can understand why. Now is NOT the time to ‘throw stones’ at her. It’s time to give an elderly lady back her dignity.
I am chatting to her tomorrow morning. Paramount is that she MUST lay charges. There are some hectic things that they did to her. I can identify THREE different charges. My police associates have advised me how to proceed. There are some wonderful souls that asked me to let them assist her. Thank you. Will advise you tomorrow.Ravi Govender
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