Why I Speak Now – Submission October 3, 2015 – Posted in: Thandi Chase, Why Speak Now, WPN

“Hello Thandi and how are you doing. Just wanted to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation of you as an African beautiful woman. I was so moved and touched by your programme which was aired on South African etv a few weeks ago. Why speak now? Because its the right time to encourage others faced with domestic violence in their homes to speak too and bring their attention to the lime light, because am now ready to speak after suffering many years of fear and intimidation, because its the right thing to do. My fellow Kenyans, my fellow South Africans, my fellow Africans, my fellow Americans and the whole entire human race at large, i urge you to respect and support women in our lives. Lets stop domestic violence at our homes. Gone are the days and the traditional cultures of men women using their wives as punching bags are devalued. Luckily, i was born in a family where both mum n dad respected each other apart from a few arguments here and there every now and then, but at the same time my heart is saddened by the fact that i last week we buried a friend, a sister, a mother and a child at a very young age. She used to be abused and she kept quiet by his so called husband. Until last week, now the question is do we keep quiet until another one is killed. “S.N. may ua soul rest in peace”. Let us blow the whistle n stop this domestic violence each n every time we get a chance. For you Thandi keep the fire burning.”  – (Anonymous)