Babes Wodumo has decided to stand up to her alleged abuser and open a criminal case against him. Sadly, she's not the only Mzansi celeb who has reportedly suffered at the hands of the men in their lives.
With Babes Wodumo's alleged abuse from her boyfriend, Mampinthsa, putting female abuse under the magnifying glass, it would be a good time to share the stories of other celebs who also suffered abuse, but survived and triumphed.
Whether they survived physical or sexual abuse, these brave ladies walked away from their pain as stronger and better women.
The abuse of women is a terrible crime all over the world, but stories of survivors always leave us with a little bit of hope for the future.
Briefly.co.za took a look at 4 women who serve as inspirations after refusing to allow their situations to keep them down.
Back in 2012, Bonang got a protection order against DJ Euphonik and their relationship ended in a mess.
Bonang opened up and said that in an abusive relationship a person feels like they are crumbling and have hit rock bottom.
The beautiful celeb doesn't like arguments, according to a report by IOL News. That must have made the alleged abuse she suffered quite traumatic for Mzansi's Queen B.
However, since then, Bonang has kept her head held high and became one of the country's most admired and adored celebs.
She didn't allow her past to define her, and no woman should.
The singer caused a stir when snaps of her with a bruised face were shared on social media in 2011, as reported on by The Sowetan.
She said she was abused by musician, Jub Jub, and her fans were outraged.
However, the singer walked away from the alleged abuse and has become a prominent figure in the entertainment world.
Despite feeling humiliation and pain, Kelly made a massive success of her career and continues to be an inspiration to South African women.
Khanyi opened up in her book "Bitch, Please! I'm Khanyi Mbau" about the alleged abuse she suffered at the hand of her ex, Mandla Mthembu.
Khanyi spoke about being beaten while pregnant and ending the relationship because she could not stand the abuse any longer.
Abuse makes you angry and needy at the same time. It leaves you feeling schizophrenic. I wrote my book as a trail of my history and origin, defining my destination.
By walking away, Khanyi serves as an inspiration to women in similar situations. Walking away from an abusive relationship sounds easy but rarely is. Khanyi shows that it is possible.
Gorgeous actress, Letoya Makhene, says she suffered 9 years of abuse with her ex-husband, Privilege Mangezi.
A report by News24 indicated that her husband became insecure when he was unemployed, and she bore the brunt of his frustration.
The alleged abuse also left her insecure.
The abuse went on for a good few years because I was scared of him. I lost my confidence. I was at a stage in my life that even when I was talking to people, I couldn’t look them in the eye because I was so traumatised.
Letoya decided to end their marriage and since then has been growing personally and is now a strong and inspirational South African celeb who can be proud of what she has achieved.
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