Muvhango actress Elsie Rasalanavho pens a letter to Mzansi youth this Mother's Day

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As a mother, Elsie Rasalanavho  encourages young people to never give up.
As a mother, Elsie Rasalanavho encourages young people to never give up.

She plays the role as Vho-Mukondeleli on SABC 2 soapie Muvhago.

This Mother’s Day, actress Elsie Rasalanavho writes a letter to the youth of South Africa, encouraging them to never give up on wanting to be better versions of themselves.

Dear young person,

This is dedicated to you, especially those battling with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

On this Mother's Day, I wish I could give you a hug and tell you that everything will be fine.

Whatever is the cause of your depression; be it bullying, abuse, hopelessness, rejection, I want you to know that you are valued. Your life is worth living. This experience will forever change you and be a part of you, but it is not and will never be the real you. You are loved.

I want you to know that you matter to so many people. 

Your life has value and purpose. There is only one of you and we need you here. You have friends, family, teachers and classmates that love you.

Seek help. Heal. Create your dream life and break all curses and barriers.

You are beautiful in your own skin, with your uniqueness. Be kind to yourself and others. Speak life into yourself and learn from your mistakes.

Know that there is not a single pain that you feel that is not being felt by someone else at this very moment. There are people struggling this very second.

Lastly, I want you to know that there is no pain too deep that God cannot heal.


Yours sincerely,

Elsie Rasalanavho


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