‘He dragged me by my hair’ - Tumisho Masha’s wife Zozibini tells all on alleged abuse

By YOU
25 July 2017

“Even if you hear a bad story about me, understand there was a time I was good to those people too but they won’t tell you that.”

Almost a year ago, reports emerged that actor Tumisho Masha had allegedly abused his wife and mother of his children, Zozibini.

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Zozibini claimed Tumisho (41) was a drunkard and had beaten her up several times – which The Wild star denied.

But Zozibini has stuck to her guns, taking to Instagram to give details of the alleged abuse.

“I accepted a husband that would break me down in front of my baby, my family, his family, his friends and in public,” she wrote on the photo-sharing site.

“I stayed with someone who would tell me in front of our baby girl that he was my biggest achievement in life and that no one can protect me from him. Someone who would shove me while I held our baby and drag me by my hair while she tried to hold on to my leg.”

Tumisho’s wife of seven years says she is stronger and in a better space now.

Today a year ago saw a huge change in my life. I had lost one of my closest friends, my mom was hospitalized and my absentee husband decided to yet again assault me. I have not spoken about these events publicly. All the comments I apparently made or told friends are total lies on the part of the media. This is when and how I chose to share my truth. I am an abuse survivor. I used to be an abuse volunteer. I was in a relationship, a marriage where I entertained abuse at all levels. I accepted a husband that would break me down in front of my baby, my family, his family, his friends and in public. I stayed with someone who would tell me in front of our baby girl that he was my biggest achievement in life and that no one can protect me from him. Someone who would shove me while I held our baby and drag me by my hair while she tried to hold on to my leg. I didn't know my worth. I was a volunteer. I've learnt that the only person that can get you out of such is yourself. Today marks a year of the day I became brave, the day I took steps to real self love. It's hard the truth is no one is one thing. He is not just abusive and I am more than a victim. I am learning to embrace myself and to be kind to myself. I am learning to love myself. It's hard, but I know it will be worth it. I have learnt not to put other people first anymore. In this journey I have lost people I thought were friends, but they opted for an association with fame as opposed to telling the truth. I have found it liberating to truly know who my friends are. They are very few?. The truth is that this is our society's issue. We tolerate abuse. We tolerate abuse because it's my son, it's my brother, it's my cousin or it's my whatever. The healing needs to start in your family. It needs to be unacceptable at all levels. It needs to be spoken against while we are still alive, not over our dead bodies. I'm doing this healing thing the best way I can and living the truth that I am good, I am important and I am loved??. #myemancipation #myjourneytohealing #youcanthealwhatyoudontreveal #brandnewme #changestartswithyou

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When asked for comment after the original abuse claims, Tumisho acknowledged he and Zozibini were having problems, but insisted he’d never hit his wife.

In an apparent Instagram clap-back at his wife, Tumisho shared a quote that read “Even if you hear a bady story about me, understand there was a time I was good to those people too but they won’t tell you that.”

He captioned the picture quote, “Truth has balance, lies are always one sided.”

Truth has balance, lies are always one sided. A post shared by Tumisho Masha (@tumishomasha) on

-DRUM

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