- Pebetsi Matlaila has become more obsessed about her daughter’s safety
- She has become more fearful since she heard about a child that was attacked in the bathroom at Dros
- To protect her child, the actress is now thinking of schooling her from home
With the number of cases involving child abuse and sexual assault on the rise, Pebetsi Matlaila has revealed that she is thinking of home-schooling her daughter in order to keep her out of harm’s way.
The actress, best known for her role as Mokgadi on ‘Skeem Saam’ has always been concerned about her child’s safety, but since hearing about the Dros incident, Pebetsi is now looking over her shoulder more than ever.
She admits that she lives in fear that something terrible could happen to her daughter and she doesn’t know who she can trust to look after her anymore, so she feels that homeschooling is probably a good option.
The actress believes that anyone who harms a child should be made to face tough sentences as a way to curb the number of attacks because she wants attackers to know that they can’t get away with what they did to a child.
TimesLIVe reports that Pebetsi wants the attackers to know that they are not only ruining a child’s life, but they are also tearing apart the lives of those around them.
She also goes in to say that while her character Mokgadi couldn’t be less interested in family, Pebetsi adores them and credits her experiences as an au pair and Sunday school teacher for instilling that value within her.
In light of recent events, Pebetsi is just one of the many parents who have stepped forward to take a stand against the amount of kids who have been abused.
Briefly.co.za learned that even rapper AKA came forward to share his worries about his daughter’s well being and that he is heartbroken to know that she has to live in a world where behaviour like this has almost become a norm.
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