Ayanda Borotho reflects on how she tragically lost a friend to GBV

Ayanda Borotho reflects on how she tragically lost a friend to GBV

- Ayanda Borotho opened up about gender-based violence in Mzansi since it is now 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children

- The actress shared how she tragically lost one of her friends to an abusive husband who had been threatening to end her life

- Borotho shared that she did not like the term "GBV" because it somewhat undermines the issue at hand

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Isibaya actress Ayanda Borotho has opened up and shared a painful story about how she lost one of her friends to gender-based violence. As South Africa enters its 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, Ayanda found it the perfect time to share the story.

The actress talked about how South Africans should be protecting women and children every day, not just at this time of the year.

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She shared the story on Instagram, where she revealed that her friend was killed by her husband along with one of their children as he drove towards oncoming traffic about a month ago.

Ayanda Borotho reflects on how she tragically lost a friend to GBV
Isibaya actress Ayanda Borotho reflected on how she tragically lost a friend to gender-based violence. Source: Instagram / @ayandaborotho
Source: Instagram
I lost a dear friend who was trying to leave a marriage that was abusive emotionally, physically and financially. The husband drove into oncoming traffic with three of their children, killing himself, her and their three-year-old last born in a head on collision," she said.

Ayanda said that the other two children made it. She shared how her friend's husband had been threatening to kill her for some time. Her friend was in the process of leaving her abusive husband.

However, her friend still had hope that her husband would change and Ayanda said that this was ultimately caused him to take advantage of her:

"That was his chance. And he took it. The trauma of it all sent me straight into a dark hole."

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Ayanda also spoke about how she dislikes the term "GBV" because it undermines the issue. She described it as being the systemic killing helpless of women and children.

In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Katlego Maboe received thousands of signatures to return to screens. Katlego Maboe clearly has the hearts of many Mzansi citizens as over 69,000 have signed a petition to get him back on screens despite his personal issues.

A petition was started after Katlego got taken off screens because of his relationship drama that left many shook. Seeing how many want him back despite the unexplainable things that he did is mind-blowing.

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Source: Briefly News

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