Sophie Ndaba Lichaba has revealed she was a victim of sexual misconduct when she was just eight years old.
Sophie, popularly known as Queen Moroka – the character she played in Generations before getting fired before recently making her massive comeback on the small screen as a talk show host following a four-year hiatus, detailed the traumatic experience during the weekly lifestyle show Hashtags.
In the recent episode of the show, which she co-hosts with Jarred Doyle, Mantsoe Pout and Francois Louw, Sophie is heard talking about the sexual encounter as a child.
“I was chilling in the TV room because remember we were in a foreign country, a foreign place. Then a ‘relative’, my relative’s husband comes onto the couch and kisses me on the lips and puts his tongue in my mouth.
“You must understand that I grew up remembering this, you need to understand that as a child, you can’t forget such a thing. I was eight,” she explained.
Meanwhile, Sophie is embracing the challenge of being a talk show host after being an actress for more than two decades.
“It’s something new, it’s exciting, it’s different and I’m looking forward to the new challenge,” the star told IOL previously.
Catch “Hashtags” on eExtra Channel 105 on Openview and 195 on DStv, Saturdays at 4pm, with repeats on Sundays at 10:45am and Mondays at 8:30am.
Sophie has been a target of cyber bullying ever since she debut her slim look, and speaking on the show Sophie said it was all inconsiderate and people need to be educated.
“I am against it in the sense that I think it is inconsiderate and inhumane, what happened to Ubuntu”.
Sophie has however not been concerned about what people think and she continues to live her fabulous life.