- The cast of Muvhango have decided to commemorate Mother's Day in a special way this year
- The mothers on the show have decided to speak directly to the youth of South Africa in a series of letters
- The open letters seek to provide comfort, guidance and love to the young people of South Africa on this special day
In commemoration of Mother's Day, Muvhango will host a series of media engagements with the youth for the whole month of May.
The engagements involve Vho Mme Vha Muvhango including Vho-Mukhondeli, played by Elsie Rasalanavho, Vho-Hangwana played by Connie Sibiya, Vho-Makhadzi played by Eunice Mabeta and Vho-Masindi played by Dr. Regina Nesengani talking to the youth of the country on burning issues including femicide, unemployment, bullying, and suicide.
The actresses will pen open letters of comfort to the youth around these themes.
Commenting on the campaign Vho-Makhadzi, played by Eunice Mabeta told Briefly News:
"The negative consequences of unemployment for well-being have been well documented. Being unemployed is very unpleasant and can cause boredom, loneliness, uncertainty about the future, concerns about financial matters, emptiness, and conflict ills. Also, stress, loss of income, and isolation all can exacerbate the risk of violence for women. I want to address these issues.
In her letter she said:
"This Mother's Day, I thought about you. It's frustrating to be unemployed. I know you are going through a difficult time and I know there are times you can't imagine how you will get through the situation."
She went on to say that the youth should not be defined by unemployment, adding that they should not be afraid to ask for help.
Dr. Regina Nesengani who addressed Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and femicide.
She says violence against women by intimate partners remains unacceptably common. In her letter Nesengani said:
"I write to appeal to young men to be the ambassadors of change in the face of this scourge. I write to appeal to you to speak out against all forms of violence against women and children."
Elsie Rasalanavho, tackled the growing trend of children falling victim to bullying, harassment, and abuse inside and outside schools.
"On this Mother's Day, I wish to give you a hug and tell you that everything will be fine. I can't give you a hug but I can tell you that everything will be ok."
Word of Mouth Pictures CEO, Mandla KaNozulu, said that he hopes the campaign will promote safety and support to victims of social ills.
Meanwhile Briefly News previously reported that Muvhango actress Maumela Mahuwa turned 41 on 16 March. The star plays the role of Susan in the popular SABC 2 soapie. Her character is the wife of Chief Azwindini.
She has been with the telenovela since it premiered back in 1997. Her role is one of the leading roles as the show is centred around the life of Chief Azwindini.
The multi-talented artist is also a gospel singer. Maumela is one of the most-loved singers as she also preaches during her performances.
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