TV and radio personality Masechaba Ndlovu has shared chilling details about how she was allegedly held hostage for three days and sexually abused by her stepfather at nine years old
Masechaba spoke out about her experiences with abuse during an interview with Mac G on the Mac G Unleashed podcast.
“My first sexual encounter was with my stepdad, unfortunately. I was nine and he molested me. When my mother (was not there), we were in the States. My mom left me with him… as we think it is acceptable to leave a child with her father… Uhm, for two-three days he held me hostage and he basically sexually abused me,” she said.
Even though the horrible experience haunted her for a long time, Masechaba said that she is now healed.
Masechaba also spoke out about being in abusive relationships as an adult After that, I wanted nothing to do with men, for a long time but I healed from that and I’ve learned that it’s not about genders, it’s about people, it’s about criminals… Which is why I’ve always been against the #menaretrash movement. I’ve been beaten, I’ve been sexually abused and I’ve had everything you can imagine happen to me except death,” she added.
The TV star explained that it’s because of her own journey with abuse that she understands what victims of abuse are going through.
“I’ve been in abusive relationships, I think that’s what people didn’t understand but I think people finally get it after my Behind The Story interview.”
Last year Masechaba came under fire after she confronted Babes Wodumo about allegedly being in an abusive relationship during a live interview on Metro FM. She was accused of bullying Babes into opening up about something that is personal.