The emancipation of Zizo Tshwete

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TRUELOVE July cover star, Zizo Tshwete
TRUELOVE July cover star, Zizo Tshwete

On 3 May, former Miss SA Teen 2006 and broadcasting darling Zizo Tshwete posted a rather racy image on Instagram that caught my attention, almost bringing me to tears. In the image that garnered massive social media support from her almost 800 000 followers, she wears a very flattering piece of black lace lingerie. I immediately touch base with the TRUELOVE team: “Guys, have you seen Zizo’s latest post?”

Every response made it clear that she had opened up a can of worms, stirring a heated conversation among her surprised fans and colleagues who probably had a lot more to say than they had let on with their safer option of likes and emojis.

If you haven’t seen the post yet, it relays the story of a young Zizo who had been sexually violated on three different occasions – her innocence stripped away by men she had encountered growing up. She laid bare her vulnerability, speaking about how she carried that pain for a long time.

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