Lady Zamar has spoken out about the consequences that abuse has on a victim and as a survivor of rape, she is speaking from some extent of being a victim herself.
In several tweets, the award-winning singer spoke on how being “women in South Africa is an extreme sport”. Early this year Lady Zamar imagined to are raped by her then-boyfriend musician Sjava and claimed that the connection was abusive.
She has since been silent on the matter but it seems some things are just to heavy to ignore, especially with social media.
“People talk tons of ignorance on Social Media… if you’ve ever been in an abusive relationship you recognize what It seems like to be terrorized,” wrote Lady Zamar.
The singer also addressed the facility of fear and the way abusers use this to their advantage.
“There are way too many abusive boyfriends, husbands, friends during this country… every single day we’re fighting gender-based violence…if it’s not that, we’re terrorizing victims for speaking out, protecting rapists or being rape apologists” tweeted the singer.
Lady Zamar also addressed how police handle cases when reported, she shared that when she reported a stalker but received a rather unpleasant response.
“I was asked if he has physically harmed me… and therefore the police laughed coz they said unless the person had physically harm me there was nothing they might do,” tweeted the singer.
The Collide hit-maker also asked tweeps to imagine being told to stay quiet because “your career depends on you not causing a scene”?