Trauma counsellor stabbed to death in bizarre home invasion


Trauma counsellor stabbed to death in bizarre home invasion

Hate crime and trauma psychologist was killed as she was about to conduct groundbreaking research

Senior reporter

Police are on the hunt for the killers of a leading SA psychologist who was stabbed to death and had her throat slit after armed robbers broke into her Johannesburg home.

A former art teacher at King David High School in Victory Park, Mirah Wilks, renowned for her research into hate crimes, trauma and violence, was found murdered on Sunday night by her husband, Frank Wilks, after he returned home from a synagogue.

A counselling psychologist, who chaired the Psychological Society of SA’s Registered Counsellors and Psychometry Division, Wilks was in the process of doing research, as part of her PhD, into resilience as means of adaption and survival, with a special focus on the country’s LGBTIQA+ community...

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