- Abigail has taken her horrific experience and turned it into a way she can help others
- After being attacked by an angry Taxi driver, Abigail felt it was her duty to help others by taking a stand against abuse
- She has asked her fellow musicians to stand with her in the Stop Violence campaign
Tuesday will see an event held by singer, songwriter, Abigail Kubeka. It will be held in Soweto which will be standing against gender-based violence.
Not only will the event be hosting community members from Orlando West but the veteran actress from Generations will be inviting a number of musicians from around the country to join her.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Abigail spoke to TshisaLIVE, and shared the circumstances surrounding her involvement in the Stop Violence campaign.
She said it all happened after she, unfortunately, experienced an incident at the hands of a taxi driver last year. That’s when former social development minister, Bathabile Dlamini invited her to join the campaign.
While on her way to work last year October, Abigail was in Soweto and was involved in a collision with a taxi driver. The horrific experience left her with a black eye and swollen lip after she was allegedly assaulted by the taxi driver.
Mam’ Abigail went on to say that due to this happening to her, she was chosen to be the face of the Stop Violence campaign. She also said that it happens to so many people on a daily basis it’s just they do not want to talk about it.
The campaign’s aim is to give those that have suffered this type of abuse the courage to stand up and speak out about these ongoing abusive situations.
Sadly to say, Mam’ Abigail has not found peace with what happened as the police have not yet assisted her in finding the perpetrator in her assault case.
Since the incident, Mam’ Abigail says that it is still affecting her emotionally. Knowing that the perpetrator is still out there and no arrest has been made. She says he could be overseas for all she knows, but she is happy is be alive. She never received counselling, instead, Abigail stated that she is counselling herself, the same as others do, and is moving on with life.
Mam’ Abigail is hoping that the upcoming event will become an annual one. She said she will confer with Dlamini to make this happen.
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