- JK recently played in a adaption of Redi Thlabi's book Khwezi, as the role of the abuser (Jacob Zuma)
- The play struck a lot of emotion in him and opened his eyes on the need to stand against abuse in SA
- He says that we need to raise our sons better and help change the mindset of society, anyone can change
Former Generations: The Legacy actor JT Medupe has stood up and taken a stand against woman abuse. He has called upon everyone to do their but and put a stopper on abuse.
JT recently took on a role that changed his life forever. He performed in the State Theatre adaption of Redi Thlabi's book Khwezi, reported Times Live.
The story is based on Fezekile “Khwezi” Ntsukela Kuzwayo who was allegedly carnally abused by former president Jacob Zuma back in 2005. The matter went was taken to Johannesburg High Court and dismissed as the court found the act to be of a consensual nature.
Briefly.co.za learnt that playing the role of the abuser, JT found it difficult to be someone that was everything he was not. “It has taken a toll on me but I take it a day at a time,” said JK.
The actor admitted that the play struck a lot of emotion in him and made him question many things. It made him realise the great need for advocacy against abuse. Women were telling their stories with no justice.
JT understands the fact that some have been raised incorrectly, but he stated that it is possible for ‘every one of us to change’. The rising cases of abuse are alarming.
"We need to fight against the forced intercourse culture in our country, the abuse of women,” urged JT. The actor believes that we need to focus on raising ‘our boys to be better men ‘and teach them to respect and value women.
The mind-set of society needs to change. We need to make this nightmare known and stand against it. If we stand together, anything is possible.
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