- Actress Thuso Mbedu recently took to Instagram to speak out on gender-based violence (GBV)
- Thuso, who shed tears in her video post, asked South African men to speak to each other in order to stop GBV
- Thuso's fans took to her comment section to share their thoughts on the stunner's clip and GBV
Thuso Mbedu has taken to social media to speak out against gender-based violence (GBV). The actress pleaded with Mzansi men to help women stop the escalating number of GBV cases in the country.
The star shared an emotional Instagram Live video in which she expressed her disbelief at the manner a Mzansi woman was shot at a police station where she was supposed to be safe.
According to her, the woman had walked into the cop shop to report her allegedly abusive hubby. The same hubby walked in with a firearm and allegedly fatally shot her.
She joins scores of Mzansi women and celebs who have called on government to take action in order to stop GBV. The shattered stunner said:
"I cannot sing my sorrows and I can not find the perfect words to best articulate the fear and the state of mind of the everyday woman in South Africa right now."
Thuso asked Mzansi men to encourage abusive men to change their ways because women cannot fight the scourge alone. Check out the video below:
Thuso's fans took to her comment section to share their thoughts on her touchy video. Check some of their reactions below:
"We men have failed. We can’t even advise each other on a grown up and uplifting manner. Into esiyaziyo utshwala (We only know alcohol)."
"This story sliced through me!! It brought back the moment when Uyinene's mother said, 'My child I’m sorry! I warned you about clubs and getting into cars with strange men but I never thought to warn you about the post office!' Where are we to run to if even our police stations are not safe?"
"When I read about the story, I cried... Like is this how valueless our lives have become and he will get out on a R500 bail or some lawyer will plead something stupid like temporary insanity or our justice system will simply set him free after just a couple of months for good behaviour."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Skeem Saam actress Makgofe Moagi has opened up about the hardships she went through when she was pregnant with her twins. The stunner, who plays the character of Charity on the popular SABC1 soapie, has shared her near-death experience with her followers on Instagram.
The star was admitted in ICU in 2018 where she had to fight for her life and that of her unborn twins. Makgofe captioned her post:
"Nothing fazes me in this world. I almost died in 2018 in ICU. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to everyone, I’m pregnant. I remember telling the doctors and radiographers to check if I’m not pregnant and they all dismissed that as drugged-up patient talk."
The star, who gave birth to twins Cayden and Gabby in her late 30s, shared that she is grateful to God and her ancestors for saving her life.
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