My Silence Left Me Looking Like This

Date: June 6, 2012
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Name: My Silence Left Me Looking Like This

Name of publication: Daily Sun

Name of publisher: Kolla Ali

Date: 4 April 2012

Country: South Africa

Theme: Gender Violence; Emotional Violence;I Stories; Young Women; Physical Violence

Skills: Portrayal; Caption;

Genre: News

Gem classification: Blatant Stereotypes


She was living in an abusive relationship. She thought that keeping silent about it would somehow make it go away. She was wrong. Now 21-year-old Nthabiseng Marais, a victim of domestic violence who was lucky to escape with her life, advises victims of abuse to speak up. “The silence surrounding domestic violence is the biggest killer,” she said. Nthabiseng almost died when her ex-boyfriend poured petrol over her, set her alight and locked her in their shack!



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