Samkelo Ndlovu opens up about being sexually harassed

Samkelo Ndlovu opens up about being sexually harassed

May 09, 2018, 02:20 AM

Samkelo Ndlovu is one of the most popular media personalities in South Africa, the actress has been in the entertainment industry for several years and she is without a doubt one of the most sought-after faces in TV. We first met the beauty when she bagged a role on Zone 14 and since then, she has been on various shows. 

In a recent interview on Afternoon Express, the actress shared her #MeToo story, for the first time, the starlet opened up about being sexually harassed by a famous director when she was breaking into the industry, "It really only happened to me once and it's not something that I have shed light on or wanted the spotlight to be on me about because I just really wanted people to know me for my work, this whole casting couch thing where 'if you want this role, wink, wink'. I must have been 21. It must have been back during Generations, Zone 14 times and he is a well-known director right now. I was in danger because we were alone in the room but my reflexes were better than his," she explained.

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She then went on to say that she remembers that day, "I just remember that day. I remember calling my agent crying and saying to her, 'this is what happened. I can't believe that he did this'. He didn't touch me or do anything but the suggestiveness of it really just hit home because its like, hey, I am a professional actress, how dare you?!"

Samkelo is not the first actress to open up about being sexually harassed, a couple of months ago, Nokuthula Ledwaba shared her story.



Main Image Credit: Instagram/@SamkeloNdlovu

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Katlego Molubi

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