Getting out alive: Abuse survivor shares her story

Mpho Manganye survived a gunshot wound from point-blank range and was left for dead by the man who said he loved her. She tells her story. Courtesy of #DSTV403

JOHANNESBURG - Mpho Manganye says it's only by the grace of God that she's still alive.

Manganye was left for dead by her former lover, Hans Motloung, last year after she had dumped him.

"If a man says he's going to kill you, he will," Manganye said.

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Motloung had been abusive for years and Manganye obtained a protection order in 2016 after he assaulted her at his parents' home.

After six years, she had had enough and ended the relationship in February last year.

Motloung began to stalk her after she broke off their relationship.

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Manganye seeks to warn others following her ordeal.

"In life, a woman must know that if a man says he will kill you, he means it" 

"They must be careful of men who are obsessive. That is not love."

Each day Manganye walks past the very spot where she came face to face with death.

She is grateful to be alive.


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