Welcome to the Episode 13 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
About the episode:
Every day in South Africa, 3 women lose their lives at the hands of their partners.
This is the story of a woman who would live to tell her tale that would shock a nation. The abuse she suffered was at the hands of the man she loved; the man she trusted. The police of Port Elizabeth would later say that hers was one of the most horrifying cases of domestic abuse ever recorded in their city. Her willpower and strength is testimony to the amazing woman she is.
This is the story of Avril Gordon.
If you, someone you know or someone you suspect is a victim of domestic violence, please say something. If you are in South Africa, you can call the Domestic Violence helpline on 0800 150 150 or the GBV hotline on 0800 428 428. Both are toll free numbers which incur no charges.
For images, sources and real footage of the individuals and the case mentioned, please visit my Youtube Channel- Bella Monsoon where this case has been covered in video format HERE.
Mental Health Resources:
If you are feeling triggered by any of the content within this podcast please reach out and speak to someone. A full list of worldwide mental health channels is available on my website bellamonsoon.com but if you are in South Africa- you can contact SADAG on 0800 12 13 14.