Ayanda And Daughter Detail Shocking Harassment Ordeals

Ayaphiwa had to eat grass when she was 10 to prevent being a victim of GBV

By  | Jul 01, 2020, 08:44 AM  | Ayanda Borotho  | Top of The

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Ayanda Borotho and her daughter Ayaphiwa Ngubane have started their Instagram TV series called Conversations With Our Daughters, where they shine the light on issues women and girls face on a daily.

They also talk about their own personal experiences and often drop bombshells shocking their viewers.

Their latest episode saw them talking about gender based violence once again and. At just 10 years old, a young Ayaphiwa had to think of an escape strategy to ensure she does not become a victim of harassment. She opened up about an incident where she had to pretend to be mentally ill to escape harassment.

"I will never forget. I was walking back to my grans house and this guy had followed me there and back, basically demanding my name and number...I didn’t feel safe. There was a veld in front of me with straw grass. So, I remember going there and eating. I took a big nice chunk and ate it, and acted crazy so this guy would go away. That is what ended up happening, he left me alone," she recounted.

18-year-old Ayaphiwa is on her way to young adulthood as she is about to embark on her university journey. She expressed that she is more afraid of being on campus than performing well.

In the post Ayanda encourages women to speak out about rape even if the perpetrators are close partners.

"Boyfriends and husbands don't own our bodies. When they force themselves on you...that's rape," she wrote.

Watch the full episode below:
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