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Vanessa Govender A ‘Public Spectacle” Says Jamadar’s Wife

Fahim Jamadar’s wife issues a statement dismissing Vanessa Govender and her allegations as nothing more than an occasional ‘public spectacle.’ Mrs Jamadar also blames Govender for the ongoing harassment that she and her children face.

Jamadar’s wife’s letter read, “I have known Fahim for the past 25 years and am married to him for 10, and have never endured abuse of any kind toward me or my kids – be it physical or other. It is for this very reason, that I find these allegations absurd! I am a financially independent woman who has been working in the corporate sector for close to 2 decades now, and am a strong advocate for speaking out on all issues facing women in South Africa, especially GBV.”

She also questioned Govender’s motives for occasionally going on social media rants, “Had this been the case with me, there is no doubt that would speak up. If this individual was genuinely concerned about women, surely she would first reach out to me, the wife of her alleged abuser instead of trying to make this a public spectacle? It is also strange that the women who are showing support to her sensational story have not bothered to reach out to me, to verify his character and ask if I was alright? Is it activism of sensationalism that you are seeking? For those that are asking now, I am happily married and SAFE with my husband. There is no evidence or criminal charges against him, yet every few months you this up again and give a trial via social media. My kids and I do not know you and have nothing to do with you, yet we are now facing harassment because of your social media rants. Please leave my family along, and would suggest that you focus on yours.”

See Fahim Jamadar wife’s statement here,

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Fahim Jamadar also issued a statement over the recent allegations made against him by former journalist and author Vanessa Govender. Jamadar has revealed that he intends taking legal action against her after she named him as her former abusive boyfriend, read more here

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