- A beautiful woman stunned South Africans when she revealed details of her troubled past
- The strong young lady experienced sexual abuse at different points in her life, battled depression and a chronic disease
- Her story recently went viral via social media and she's been hailed as a hero for her courage and strength
We often find that some of the most memorable and thought-provoking movies are the ones which emphasise a painful tale.
Dinini Lele got the attention of South Africans when she revealed explicit details of her troubled past.
Behind the beautiful exterior, lies the soul of a woman who has experienced the darker, uglier side of life.
Dinini tragically fell victim to sexual abuse on three different occasions.
During the first incident, she was a sweet and innocent eight-year-old girl when her tormentor took advantage of her.
The beautiful young woman revealed that this was not even the first time that she felt forsaken by the male species - her father rejected her during her mother's pregnancy.
During her troubled teen years, she tried valiantly to deal with her turbulent past, but was struck by yet another hammer blow - she was diagnosed with a chronic disease at just 19 years of age.
Danini was blessed with two beautiful children, but tragedy was never far away, as one of her kids passed on.
The young lady turned to alcohol and became depressed as a result of the devastating setbacks.
However, she experienced a turning point in 2018 and took the bold decision to reclaim her life.
Slowly, but surely, she learnt to love herself and made progress on a daily basis.
Today, Danini's child has a mother to be proud of. One that not only turned her own life around, but who has the courage to share her story in an attempt to empower others.
If Danini's life story was a movie, it would arguably be a tear-jerker, but one with a happy and inspirational ending.
Briefly.co.za noted that South Africans were in awe of the strong young lady as the post was shared via the #ImStaying Facebook group.
Lizelle Louw sympathised with Danini:
"Wish I could hug you. You are beautiful."
Mpho Machava kept it short and sweet:
"You are WOW GIRL."
Maureen von Berg lauded the young woman:
"What a story of courage & strength. You are an inspiration to others. Well done."
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