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Man kills Wife to claim life insurance

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On 17 December, Daily Sun reported on how Paulinah ­Ramosha (55) was officially “killed”.
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“My husband ‘killed’ me in 2002 so he could claim life ­insurance,” said Paulinah of Soshanguve, north of Tshwane.
“When I applied for a new ID, officials told me I was dead.
“I searched my husband’s documents and discovered my death certificate.”
Paulinah told of the abuse in her 21 years of marriage . . .
But her condition improved dramatically within a month of Tshwane mayoral committee member for health and ­social development, Eulanda Mabusela, moving her to a ­victim empowerment centre.
“I am recovering,” she told the People’s Paper.
“I am no longer angry with my husband for the things he did to me over the years. I learnt how to forgive him.
“Anger is not good for my ­recovery. I am focusing on getting better emotionally and physically.
“I am working on getting my sight and hearing back.
“Yes, I was trapped in that relationship, and I lost the best years of my life in an abusive marriage.
“But I am thankful that I came out alive.
“I am over the moon now. I can plan and rebuild my life without being told that I died many years ago.
“My son can now apply for an ID and will no longer have to rely on my family.
“Until now I could not apply for a disability grant, but now all that is in the past.”
The centre’s founder, Sandra Malebe-Thema, said: “We were moved by Paulinah’s ­story when MMC Mabusela ­informed us about her troubles.”
One priority in helping her to rebuild her life was fixing her ID.
“We achieved this and she has a certificate that says she is alive.”
Malebe-Thema said the ­centre’s staff have seen big changes in Paulinah emotionally and physically.
“Our resident doctors are ­attending daily to her medical needs,” she said.
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