In Loving Memory of Pearl
On the 3rd of August 2020, Hlengiwe "Pearl" Msimango was shot and killed by her fiancé in their home in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. He is currently out on bail and the matter is in the Johannesburg high court. We are awaiting verdict by the judge on Friday 28 July 2023, just shy of 3 years after the incident occurred.
Pearl left behind 2 beautiful children. Her 6 year old daughter (who was 3 at the time) is the only witness to the shooting. She received intensive counselling for a year after witnessing the incident. Pearls son who was only 8 months old at the time and was in the same room when the shooting happened. Both children are currently being cared for by a relative to Pearl.
In honour of her, and to ensure that her kids are taken care of financially, My Girl Pearl was born. All bracelets are lovingly handmade with a pearl in remembrance of her beauty. She was a vibrant soul who bought joy to everyone she touched. Pearl was just one of many women who has been a victim to GBV. Let us all rise together and do what we can to stop violence against women!