Weeks after revealing that she was a victim of domestic abuse, allegedly at the hands of ex-boyfriend Andile Mpisane, Sithelo Shozi has announced that she will be partnering with gender-based violence (GBV) NGO Women For Change South Africa.
The Durban DJ shocked fans after she revealed that she had been assaulted during their relationship. After one beating, Sithelo claims she even miscarried her unborn baby.
The bold and brave stance earned the praise of several celebrities including Amanda du Pont, Mihlali Ndamase, Monique Muller and Ntando Duma. However, the star has also faced backlash from Andile Mpisane’s family, including his mom Shauwn “Makhize” and sister Sbahle Mpisane who rubbished her claims.
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SITHELO PARTNERS WITH WOMEN FOR CHANGE SA
Taking to her Instagram Stories, Sithelo revealed she had big plans for Women’s Month.
She posted: “Not just women’s day, but women’s month. Dedicating my August to raising awareness and assisting every voice that needs to be heard. Let nobody silence you, your story is valid and no abuser or enabler has power over you.
“I’ve partnered up with a few organisations and am so excited to make the change we all wish to see”.
Despite the criticism and reports by Andile Mpisane calling her “violent and aggressive”, Sithelo has stood by her claims.
Last week, the muso revealed that she was trying to distance her two children from the drama. She tweeted following criticism by Sbahle Mpisane: “Then you wonder why I try so hard to protect my kids from this”.
Sithelo also claimed that her children did “not have” extended family or a “father”. This, after Andile Mpisane publicly demanded a paternity test via his legal team.
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It’s not just Sithelo who marked the start of Women’s Month. Amanda du Pont – who claimed she was raped and abused by ex-boyfriend Molemo Maarohanye aka Jub Jub – also shared wise words with her followers
As did Norma Mngoma (nee Gigaba) who separated from her husband Malusi following allegations of his infidelity.
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