My father took away my innocence | #MyTrueStory

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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:

“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:


Itching to get your hand’s on her book?

Contact 064 036 4229 to purchase.


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