This month, Lady Zamar launched a social media attack on an unnamed ex-boyfriend, revealing her abuse during the relationship. In a series of tweets, the songstress put her former lover on blast especially for withholding the fact that he was married during their relationship. While she did not name him, it’s alleged that she was referring to fellow music star Sjava. She accused him of deceit and manipulation during the relationship in addition to the sexual, physical and emotional she also endured.
Some of her fans responded to her tweets asking how she stayed so long if the relationship was abusive. However, many survivors have pointed out that it can be very difficult to leave an abusive relationship for many reasons, including still being in love with one’s abuser.
More and more celebrities are telling their truth about domestic violence and the nature of their experiences in abusive relationships. This shift is helping to create awareness and reduce the stigma of talking about these painful situations, enabling women to learn from each other and create support systems for each other.
Yet Another Case
This incident has shades of the drama of Babes Wodumo, which started with the March release of a viral video in which her ex-boyfriend and fellow musician Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo physically attacked her. She has since been in and out of court over multiple assault claims and counterclaims.