was murdered and burnt to death by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Sandile
Mantsoe, in South Africa.
Niyola, who took to her Instagram page to
write on the importance of speaking out and walking away from violent
situations, instead of lying to your family or friends about his evil,
“This is so hard for me but my friend would have wanted me to help
someone through this . I have seen domestic violence first hand and I
always stood against it but this time I will do what I
can to pull as many people into this fight with me. This guy Sandile
not only murdered My friend, he burnt her beyond recognition and had his
mother and sister help him clean up . If not for the CCTV no one would
Don’t be fooled about anybody’s supposed family / friend’s support and
pacifying. When it comes down to it, they will protect their own. Women I
beg you, don’t protect that man by lying to your family or friends
about his evil , inhumane ways . Speak out !!!! If you know he is bad
for you , don’t say his family loves you … RUN !This one has been
charged with pre-meditated murder, and a bail hearing in 2 weeks but we
won’t rest till justice is served.
You too can get justice even while you’re alive , and you can get your
life back before it’s totally lost. If your husband hits you, call the
cops, or call someone you know and stop dying in silence. It is not your
problem, there’s nothing to be afraid / ashamed of. It’s his cowardice
and dementia . #RIPKay”.