Abuse is slowly becoming the norm in the society we living in, with all the attempts of trying to stop it it seems to worsen instead. Male or female one is likely to become a victim of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Some cases are reported, some are not because of fear. In South Africa it is estimated that 1 in 5 women every hour suffers physical or sexual abuse either from a stranger or their loved one. Some perpetrators go free and unpunished and some victims never heal from the incidents they go through, all of this raises an alarming question of what is it the government or communities aren’t doing right.
It is not regular people who suffer abuse even public figures, women come out and speak up about their abuse especially the ones we often see on TV and listen to on radio.
Here is the list of 10 celebrity women that have survived and dealt with rape and abuse.
1. Kelly Khumalo, Singer and Actress
Kelly Khumalo suffered physical and emotional abuse from her ex-boyfriend Jub Jub, The two have a son together. In result of her abuse she became an advocate for women against abuse in 2014.
2.Florence Masebe – Actress
florence was the victim to crime, whe escaped two bullets that almost knockd her down whe she was driving home. the man shot 26 times in her home.
3.Amanda DuPont – TV personality
Amanda was sexually abused by Jub Jub back in
4.Andile Gaelisiwe – TV Presenter
When you wowmn like Andile on your screen doing the incredible work she does on Khumbul’ekhaya you would never for once think that she survived not only one sexual assault but numerous from family members when she was a young girl.
She suffrefrd emotuonsl snd phyidcvsl snd abuse fro nine year with her huband whom she diorbvecd later.
6.Lebo Sekgobelo – Gospel Musician
Lebo was sexually assualted whe she was a child whilst she was trying to help a friend.
7.Bonang Mathebe – Radio and TV personality
Bonang was physically abused by her former boyfriend Euphonik, she reported the case when she felt it was too much and escaped while she could.
8.Busisiwe Twala aka Cici – Singer
She was allegedly beaten up boyfriend Kwaito Star Arthur Mafokate, she landed in hospital and went through pelvic surgery.
9.Nyalleng Thibedi – Actress
Nyalleng was in a reklationship with a man that abused her emotionally. she mentionsed thst man made her feel worthless and good for nothjing, she left the relationship when she felt she was losing herself in the process.
10.Nomasonto Maswanganyi aka Mshoza – Musician
Like most women Mshoza was married to a man that gave her all that she desired as a woman but in result she got punches and bruises, she later divorced with the father of her two children.