The government must take quick action against gender-based violence.
This is the call from gospel star Fikile Mlomo, who said she was lucky to be alive after the abuse she experienced in her previous relationships.
“Seeing women being violated and killed in Mzansi sparks fear in me. I ask myself how I survived. I’m scared,” said Fikile.
The Phendula singer previously revealed that her former boyfriend abused her, leading to the loss of her four-month-old baby.
“I got into a relationship with an older guy when I was 15,” she said.
“He beat me up for no reason when he was drunk.
“I felt I couldn’t act against him because I loved him and he provided.
“One day he beat me up and I ended up in hospital. I left the relationship when I couldn’t take the beatings anymore.”
Last year she revealed that her former fiance was abusing her emotionally.
She said she wanted the government to act in favour of abused women.
“We live in fear. We must not blame a woman if she doesn’t report the abuse,” said Fikile.
“She may be scared that if the law fails her, the abuser will kill her.
“I’m glad that I always found the courage to walk away in the end.”
Fikile said she’s scared of relationships because of her previous experiences.
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South African media personality, Ntando Duma, has come under fire for a tweet shared on Thursday, 25 June 2020. The television star shared that she had attended the funeral of 3-year-old, Ansia, who had died at the hands of an older man.
She captioned the post with, “Attended a funeral of a 3-year-old baby girl that was stabbed by a MAN in Orange Farm today. I CANNOT EXPLAIN HOW shattered and broken into pieces my heart is. continue reading