Zozibini, Tumisho Masha's wife, has decided to open up about her pain. She has taken to Instagram to reveal that she was in an abusive marriage with the actor.
She wrote a few days on the photo-sharing site: "Today a year ago I saw a huge change in my life. I had lost one of my closest friends, my mom was hospitalized and my absentee husband decided to yet again assault me."
She said she hasn't spoken publicly about these events and is now sharing her truth.
"I am an abuse survivor. I used to be an abuse volunteer. I was in a relationship, a marriage where I entertained abuse at all levels. I accepted a husband that would break me down in front of my baby, my family, his family, his friends and in public. I stayed with someone who would tell me in front of our baby girl that he was my biggest achievement in life and that no one can protect me from him. Someone who would shove me while I held our baby and drag me by my hair while she tried to hold on to my leg."
She explained that she didn't know her worth. "I was a volunteer. I've learnt that the only person that can get you out of such is yourself. Today marks a year of the day I became brave, the day I took steps to real self-love. It's hard the truth is no one is one thing. He is not just abusive and I am more than a victim. "
In the post, Zozibini said she is learning to embrace herself and being kind to herself.
"I am learning to love myself. It's hard, but I know it will be worth it. I have learnt not to put other people first anymore. In this journey, I have lost people I thought were friends, but they opted for an association with fame as opposed to telling the truth. I have found it liberating to truly know who my friends are."
She then went on to say that abuse is society's issue. "We tolerate abuse. We tolerate abuse because it's my son, it's my brother, it's my cousin or it's my whatever. The healing needs to start in your family. It needs to be unacceptable at all levels. It needs to be spoken against while we are still alive, not over our dead bodies. I'm doing this healing thing the best way I can and living the truth that I am good, I am important and I am loved."
In an interview with Sunday World last year, Tumisho has since denied that he abuses his wife but confirmed that he had obtained an interim protection order against him and said he would oppose it in court.
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Since Zozibini addressed the issue, Tumisho has been posting motivational quotes and bible verses on his Instagram account with captions such as: "there are no perfect families, just as there are no perfect people. But we can and we must learn to do families God's way if we want them to succeed. We have to take responsibility for our failures and to do better in future, knowing God is on our side and wants the best for us."
He then posted a quote that was clearly in reference to the situation at hand.
And that subsequently set of a debate in the comment section.
And he ended off the exchange by saying "the devil wishes me enough bad luck and keeps failing coz God's got my back and He keeps blessing me. Lona le bo mang!? Wishing you God's peace, love and prosperity 😘 bye lovies"
Zozibini is reinstating the charges she withdrew a couple of months ago, according to Sunday Sun, the move was prompted by Tumisho Masha's alleged violation of a court order.
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