My father took away my innocence | #MyTrueStory
Written by Botlhale Satsha on 11th Mar 2020
In 2010, 25.3% of women in Gauteng had experienced some form of rape by a “man,” whether it be their husband or boyfriend, family member, stranger or acquaintance. With only 3.9% being reported.
To this day, rape is a never-ending battle with the common notion that the South African Justice system is not doing enough.
Author of the book ‘My Father Took Away My Innocence, purified and sanctified at last’ Zizo Apelani sat down with Khutso Theledi on #KrunchWithKhutso and opened up about how she survived rape.
“Everything was there, but I could not see it.”
– Apelani explains why she had blamed herself for the rape first.
Tweeps supported Apelani:
Haven't encountered such as a child but to those who did, I think forgiveness is key. Being aware that it was never your fault and just letting go of the anger.
— Coffee Addict (@Punchu_Pie) March 10, 2020
“I googled what is rape, and it was such a shock!”
-Apelani reveals how she found out in 2008 that she was being raped by her father.
Through it all, she found the strength to help others like herself.
Hosting “The power within to forgive” seminars around South Africa, she aims to assist others to tap into ‘that’ power that she believes everyone has.
Listen here for more of Apelani’s edition of #MyTrueStory:
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