- Lerato Masilela endured abuse at the hands of her ex-husband for 15 years
- She finally filed for divorce last year and it has been finalised
- She shared her experience on Facebook and praised God
A young woman from Mbombela, Mpumalanga, has shared how she finally overcame abuse at the hands of her ex-husband.
Writing on Facebook, Lerato Masilela said she spent almost 15 years in a broken marriage with a serial cheater and abuser.
During that time, her ex-husband allegedly abused her physically, emotionally, financially, and sexually, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Lerato said she was living in a fancy house and driving several cars a week. As a result, she was afraid of giving up that life of luxury for a long time.
She added that she has been admitted several times for depression over the past seven years. However, her ex-husband never visited her and even discouraged her children from doing so.
Fortunately, Lerato sought help from professionals and finally filed for a divorce in May 2017. It was finalised in June this year. She explained:
I thank God for giving me [the] courage and wisdom to file for divorce. If it wasn't God, I should have died [a] long time ago.
Lerato's story touched the hearts of her Facebook friends and followers. Her post was shared 1,600 times and garnered 6,900 reactions.
It found its way to Twitter, where tweeps praised her for finally reclaiming her life.
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