This story is not a true story but the events are distinctly possible. MmaKeneilwe is physically abused by her husband Nkosinathi. She refers to herself as “A punching bag”; life ain’t easy but she’s still hanging there. Her child Katleho develops hatred and anger towards his father.
Will Nkosinathi change for better or worse ?TRIGGER WARNINGS:
WARNING: This piece contains descriptions of sexual abuse.
WARNING: This piece contains descriptions of extreme violence.
WARNING This piece refers to suicide.
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