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Fikile Simelane.
Fikile Simelane.
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She thought it would be the answer to all her problems. She had dreams and goals but didn’t see any way of achieving them without first getting out of the life of poverty she grew up in.

So Fikile Simelane got married at 21 in the hopes that it would be her ticket to a better life.

But it was the opposite.

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