As 16 Days of Activism kicked off in South Africa, musician-turned-preacher Kabelo Mabalane discovered himself trending in South Africa. This is attributable to his inclusion in a latest anti-GBV marketing campaign sponsored by Carling Black Label.
Last week, Mabalane participated in an occasion unveiling a symbolic bridal robe coated in armour that may hypothetically defend a girl from the commonest types of abuse South African ladies are subjected to.
During the occasion, he was additionally a part of a panel dialogue alongside Musa Mthombeni (the occasion MC), Liesl Laurie, Lerato Makheta and his spouse Petula.
On that panel dialogue, Mabalane spoke from his perspective as a husband who beforehand abused a former romantic accomplice.
The former romantic accomplice in query is rumoured to be model-turned-entrepreneur and communications specialist Noni Gasa.
Rumours of Kabelo’s alleged abuse of Noni are reported as reality, though, based mostly on publically accessible information, neither of them has confirmed this incident by naming the opposite.
Kabelo, nonetheless, lately confirmed his standing as a former perpetrator in a post about the launch of the #NoExcuse marketing campaign – a marketing campaign he describes as one “that vehemently condemns intimate accomplice violence”.
“As a younger man, I too was a perpetrator of this shameful cowardly behaviour. The disgrace and the embarrassment made me shrink back from these areas and I’ve since realized that as vital because it is to take full accountability for this reprehensible unacceptable behaviour, I’m additionally now at a spot the place I respect the significance of lending my voice to combating this pandemic,” wrote Kabelo.
“To the perpetrators there is hope and there is therapeutic. Don’t be afraid to get assist,” he concluded.
Anti-GBV activists Rosie Motene, Penny Lebyane, Refilwe Kumalo and others led the cost on Thursday morning with Twitter Spaces unpacking his inclusion within the marketing campaign and why this will or might not be thought-about problematic.
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Ntsiki and Nota Baloyi did the identical and in addition included the subject of Unathi Nkayi allegedly claiming to have felt verbally abused throughout an argument together with her former colleague Sizwe Dhlomo.
The conversations concluded with a callout of Black Label and a condemnation of the celebrities and influencers concerned within the panel and occasion.
The Citizen reached out to the #NoExcuse workforce and Carling Black Label for a press release on the matter. At the time of writing, no response had but been acquired.
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