Author: Puleng Dlamini
On one rainy morning, Tshepi decided to put makeup on for the very first time in her life. One can see that she has the most beautiful skin anyone could think of. It was brown and clean, with no pimples or wrinkles but on that one morning, she had a big bruise just below her left eye.
Tshepi short for Tshepiso was a college student from Mpumalanga, who came to Pretoria to further her studies. Well, will tell you more some other time.
On that morning she wasn’t the bubbly Tshepi everyone knew. She had worry and horror written all over face , so she decided to put on makeup to cover up the bruise caused by her boyfriend TT ; Who hit her the previous night when she found him in bed with her best friend Lerato.
She looked in the mirror and tried her best to hide the bruise but it just turned black with make-up. She looked at her face and decided that enough is enough and that this was not the TT she fell in love with. He was a monster who was trying to turn her into a victim that can’t stand up for herself.
She said to herself “I can’t be a coward or be one of those women who had been killed by their lovers. I will take a stand against this abuse.” At that moment she knew exactly what needs to be done.
To be continued…
Next Episode Friday (18/10/219)