Legendary South African singer-songwriter Zahara says gender based violence against women in her country is a pandemic they have stayed with for decades.
As a survivor of an attack on her in her early twenties, the multi-platinum selling singer recounted and cried about her own experience on a live interview on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women & Girls. Zahara has encouraged women to speak out when they are abused. “Do not be quite, it will kill you inside; speak out!” she said.
This happened when the Loliwe hitmaker was interviewed when named on this year’s BBC 100 Women List. Every year, BBC names 100 influential and inspirational women to shares their stories in order to inspire others.
When asked what she wants to achieve, Bulelwa ‘Zahara’ Mkutukana had this to say; “I wants to inspire girls to grow up with the idea, they can do anything they set their minds to”
Watch the full interview below: