By Lylie Happiness,
Oshakati, 04 Nov. – Most men who are serving prison sentences for killing their girlfriends, said they committed the crimes because they had invested a lot of money in their victims.
This was revealed at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science conference organized by the University of Namibia (UNAM) in Windhoek on Thursday.
The conference was held under the theme Gender, Empowerment and Social Transformation.
According to the study about 90% of convicted perpetrators of GBV, feticide and rape said they committed the offense while under the influence of alcohol, while the rest were driven by anger.
Other offenders said access to alcohol should be limited and laws and regulations for alcohol consumption should be put into place.
Some offenders said the killings were caused by both emotional and physical abuse, infidelity and the feeling that they had the right to punish their partners if they ended the relationship prematurely because they had invested a lot of money in them. Some of the killings are driven by jealousy.
The conference was held to encourage people to think before taking action against their partners or themselves and to open up to social workers and people around them.