- While Zodwa Wabantu may seem to be put together, she feels that she is broken inside
- She poured her heart on social media after meeting someone who shared her story
- The socialite has had a tough upbringing and learned early on that she had to look out for herself
Zodwa Wabantu seems to be the life of the party but she has revealed, that beneath it all, she is lost and broken.
In a recent Instagram post, Zodwa explained that she is a free spirit, but it is only because she has been hurt in the past.
She addresses someone in the post who had reached out to her and the dancer instantly felt that they had a connection.
Zodwa went on to say that the person had said something that had resonated with her and she is thankful that they got to meet each other.
The dancer also revealed that this incident meant a lot to her because no one had ever stopped to hear how she truly feels until now.
Zodwa’s fans reached out to her after reading the post, commending her for being so honest and encouraging her to keep working hard.
Briefly.co.za learned that Zodwa’s mother died when she was 11 years old and after that, her life went in a whole new direction but everything she has gone through has made her who she is today.
She never knew who her father, so Zodwa was placed in the care of her grandmother and aunt, but it was still a tough upbringing for her.
TimesLIVE reports that the performer left home when she was 16 years old because her home life wasn’t easy, and she couldn’t bear it any more.
Zodwa had to fight her cousins for food, much to the disapproval of her aunt and she soon realized that this isn’t the way she should be living.
At a young age, Zodwa learned that she was the only person that she could trust, but she is thankful for her upbringing because it taught her how to hustle, a skill that has helped her to become a household name across Mzansi.
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