Split puts women at risk
ONE of the state’s leading domestic violence support groups is closing down after a split between its founding members.
The closure has led to concerns vulnerable women will be left without the vital service.
Assist A Sista, which has established more than 200 havens for victims of domestic violence and organised donations for those in need, said it would finish up this week.
Founding member Manuela said she was disappointed to have been cut off from the foundation after being asked to leave several weeks ago.
“We are going our separate ways now … our visions are just very different at this stage,” she said.
“There’s no right or wrong, it’s just a matter of not agreeing to certain things.”
Manuela said she hoped to launch a support network for domestic violence victims soon, with former co-founder Nicolle also expected to start one up. BRITTANY VONOW