Sithelo Partners With Non-Profit Organisation Advocating Against #GBV For Women’s Month
Sithelo Partners With Non-Profit Organisation Advocating Against #GBV For Women’s Month. Sithelo Shozi is no new name among the people of South Africa. She is a renowned DJ and influencer. Her popularity has seen garner a massive following on social media platforms, especially on her Instagram page.
Weeks after revealing that she was a victim of domestic abuse, allegedly at the hands of the father of her children and ex-boyfriend Andile Mpisane, Sithelo Shozi has announced that she will be partnering with gender-based violence (GBV) NGO Women For Change South Africa.
“Dedicating my August to raising awareness and assisting every voice that needs to be heard. Let nobody silence you, your story is valid and no abuser or enabler has any power over you. I’ve just partnered up with a few organisations and I’m so excited to make the change we all wish to see,” she wrote.
Early in July she took to her Instagram to open up about the alleged abuse she endured at the hands of Andile. Despite the criticism and reports by Andile Mpisane calling her “violent and aggressive”, Sithelo has stood by her claims. Last week, the muso revealed that she was trying to distance her two children from the drama. She tweeted following criticism by Sbahle Mpisane: “Then you wonder why I try so hard to protect my kids from this”.
Sithelo also claimed that her children did “not have” extended family or a “father”. This, after Andile Mpisane publicly demanded a paternity test via his legal team.
The abuse allegations landed Sithelo, Andile and MaMkhize on SA Twitter trends, with tweeps waiting for Andile and his mother to share their version of events. Taking to her Instagram timeline to set the record straight, MaMkhize said she and her family had never witnessed the alleged abuse that Sithelo accused them of in a series of Instagram stories she posted on her timeline.
“I would like to categorically state that neither myself nor my family have been witness to any alleged abuse against Sithelo and further [would] like to highlight that these allegations are false and defamatory,” the statement read.