Speaking to Film, TV & Gaming news publication, Screen Africa, the Queen Mzansi actor shared a past experience he had with a neighbor that had been targeting young boys in the area where he stayed.
"It was a neighbor who targeted certain boys in the area... I didn't know this at the time but it only came out - again this is why it's so important to speak up, but once I had spoken to my parents and said 'look this is what I've experienced, they handled it with care and I saw a social worker and eventually it ended up in court," he explained.
After the steps his parents took, other boys in the area felt comfortable enough to share their experience with the same man.
Loyiso continues to open up about his story and hopes other young people who have been through the same situation will be brave enough to speak on this matter to help heal.
I’m so proud of Loyiso for pushing this initiative. Follow BradaMovement on IG to hear the rest of his story. A lot of men never speak about sexual offenses and violations they suffered from other men, because of fear and stigmatization. This is a great initiative.👌🏽 pic.twitter.com/m1I3i7KTuG— Spitch Nzawumbi (@SpitchNzawumbi) April 30, 2018
Loyiso is also currently working with Bravado movement to help open up the conversation about the sexual assault.
United we stand firm! United we become stronger! United we remain heard! Together we can take a stand, let us speak out and have conversations that teach others. @loymacdonald invites you all to join him and tell your story. Rape is a reality for many but also a shame for some, but we need to become a voice that speaks as one. #skindeepinitiative #enoughisenough
Respect to Loyiso.
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