My mom is still with the man who broke her jaw - an emotional caller breaks down
A CapeTalk listener broke down in tears while sharing the story of how domestic abuse has affected his life.
This comes as protests against gender-based violence gain moment across parts of South Africa.
Parow resident *Mike says his mother still lives her husband who has subjected them to years of abuse.
The emotional caller says he's spent many years in therapy trying to deal with the trauma of the abuse that he both witnessed and endured.
As a little boy, I witnessed my mom's jaw being broken by her husband that she is still with.Mike, Caller
I was beaten to the extent that I couldn't go to school.Mike, Caller
The man says his family has remained silent about the abuse.
He's called on communities to break their silence and speak out against violence against women and children.
This is so prevalent in our society. We really need to do something about it.Mike, Caller
How is it that we live in such a sick society that people condone this and are too afraid to speak out?Mike, Caller
*Mike is not the caller's real name. He wishes to remain anonymous.
Listen to the moving call on Afternoon Drive with John Maytham:
What worked in the favour of Adam Catzavelos was the testimony of Seth Mazibuko, says EWN’s Ayanda Nyathi.Read More
Matakata visited the area since the killing of Imaan Solomons and assessed station commander and community leader's needs.Read More
These were the most-read, most-shared and most talked-about articles on Cape Talk in February 2020.Read More
Kieno Kammies interviews Eskom's Alwie Lester, the person ultimately responsible for cutting Prasa’s power yesterday.Read More
The City's Xanthea Limberg explains what led to the death of the security guard at the Coastal Park landfill site near Muizenberg.Read More
Eskom temporarily cut power to the rail agency in the Western Cape because of an over-due payment. It says Prasa has now paid up.Read More
Claudine Shiels shares her story with a live studio audience, after publishing a memoir 45 years after the alleged abuse.Read More
The person has been taken to the hospital by rescue services.Read More
NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon reports on the search near Bakoven after an inflatable boat capsized early Thursday morning.Read More
Bonginkosi Madikizela (MEC, Transport) is in Paarl to console grieving families and to investigate the violence gripping the town.Read More