Actress Nokuthula Mavuso has opened up that she left her family church, because of how women were sometimes treated. Nokuthula said she dumped the Apostolic Faith Mission after girls in the church were sent back home for wearing short skirts.
Taking to Twitter, the star, who has featured in "The River" and "Abomama" said; “Konje I quit the family church AFM after an elder sent a whole lot of teenage girls home for wearing short skirts. 'Ba di gcebhezana ga ba boele morao.' Why? Ra disturb-a. The men had complained. Anything above the knee was unacceptable.
Mom tried but I wasn't having it.”
She also bemoaned how women were not given enough space in the church, adding that the only time they can speak from the pulpit was on Mother's Day.
“I had issues there, nje. The only time a woman would be on the pulpit was on Mother's Day. Women were mainly supporters of the ministry. I was raised by a woman who drummed equality into my head. Does God not appreciate women preaching the word? I had questions,” she said.
Despite having issues with some other aspects of the church, she loved Sunday School.
“I enjoyed Sunday School though. Brother Hendrick made it fun and he encouraged me to sing. He signed me up to 'render an item' when I was about eight. I held a mic for the first time. I heard my voice. I liked it,” she added.