Babes Wodumo & Reeva Steenkamp take centre stage in toxic love doc

Babes Wodumo & Reeva Steenkamp take centre stage in toxic love doc

- Iman Rappetti is set to host a once-off documentary basd on toxic relationships

- The likes of Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp, Sandile Mantsoe and Karabo Mokoena, Mampintsha and Babes Wodumo, and Frederik Bossert and Annelise Kriek will feature in the documentary

- Rappetti and Peeny Peppa hope that Loved Like Crazy will make a meaningful impact

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Abused women, why do they stay? Iman Rappetti had women call into her show to share what physical and mental abuse they have endured. They described the bruises, hurt and battery occurring in their poisoned relationships. The veteran journalist asked them what the reason that kept them from leaving was.

Rappetti is on a mission to take part in as many discussions regarding the unmasking of abuse as possible. She is the host of a once-off documentary which will be focusing on high-profile abusive relationships. The documentary is said to be screened on DStv in December.

Briefly.co.za learnt that the prominent people who will be under the spotlight include the likes of Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp, Sandile Mantsoe and Karabo Mokoena, Mampintsha and Babes Wodumo, and Frederik Bossert and Annelise Kriek.

Loved Like Crazy will endeavour to shed more light on toxic love. It is hoped that the show will deepen the understanding around partner abuse and the cycle of violence, assessing just how things went wrong.

Rappetti is aiming for women to dig deep and visit the dark places where they are with the ones they love and those who say they love them back. She takes a step back in the documentary and recounts her own experience with domestic violence.

Speaking to Sunday Times, Rappetti shared a brief time where she herself witnessed physical towards her mother at the hands of her father. She went on to say that her parent’s fights included racist epithets coming from her father’s mouth and blood from a cut cheek or swollen eye.

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It always baffled her why ladies stayed when they were being abused but she left it at that and never questioned it further. It was not only her mom, but Rappetti also witnessed so many within her community sharing stories and it was with only a hint of regret and the uniformity of acceptance.

According to Rappetti, the experiences she went through had an effect on how she related to men. It is only now in her later years that she has been able to rewire herself and how she relates to men.

Being able to cast a new perspective on abuse, Rappetti is confident that it will allow people to see the scourge in a different light.

Peeny Peppa, Producer of Loved Like Crazy, told Sunday Times that they are hopeful that the documentary will have a meaningful impact by deepening the understanding around partner abuse.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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