- Cheryl Zondi announced the launch of her own foundation
- The NPO aims to assist women who have been sexually abused
- Zondi was the first witness in the trial of the Nigerian pastor
Cheryl Zondi announced that she was launching her own foundation on Tuesday.
At a media briefing at the CRL Rights Commission, the 22-year-old confirmed to reporters that the organization will be in her name as she now considers the cause her calling.
Zondi was the first witness in the trial of Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso.
Omotoso stands accused of 63 main charges, including human trafficking, sexual assault and racketeering, amongst others.
Zondi testified that she was sexually assaulted by the pastor in 2009 at the age of 13.
IOL reported that Zondi shared that the purpose behind the non-profit organisation would be to assist and support women who have been sexually abused, particularly in places of worship.
Briefly.co.za previously reported on the unthinkable line of questioning Zondi had to endure during the trial.
Briefly.co.za also revealed how a nurse was sacked for mocking Zondi and other reported victims.
A handful of tweeps have their reservations on the foundation and the timing of its launch.
However, for the most part, the majority stand behind Zondi and commend her for her bravery and initiative.
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