#SofaSlahlane | Bullied by neighbours for not having kids – Ai life is hard
The social media streets were left heartbroken and angry on Thursday after an episode of reality show Sofa Slahlane featured a couple who had been criticised and teased for not being able to have children.
The show, which focuses on stories of love, gave Mzansi a glimpse of the pain Helen and Thabang go through on a daily basis, and how they've even gotten requests to allow someone else to help give them a child.
This week on #SofaSlahlane we meet a couple that been together for more than 8 years, victims of malicious neighbourhood gossips after failing to have children. They take through their painful journey, how they survived the test of time and not losing hope @MojaLoveTv @mlengane pic.twitter.com/6BcTu28QRi— Mzilikazi wa Afrika (@IamMzilikazi) August 1, 2018
The couple have been together for eight years and told host Mzilikazi wa Afrika they have been struggling to identify the problem. Luckily, a doctor offered to look at both Helen and Thabang to assess the problem.
Fans of the show were in tears over their situation and slammed society for its judgements.
Some tweeps even shared their personal experiences.
I could right a book about my experience lapho I was a young wife and no babies yooo but God rewarded me on my 5th pregnancy with my beautiful girl and a boy 2 years later. I learned that isikhathi sasingakafiki coz it's happened after with no complications #SofaSlahlane— Mama Fifi Kendall Events (@amymelag) August 2, 2018
Dr Moeng Pitsoe will help them. We lost our first baby on week 20 of pregnancy. 2nd pregnancy somebody referred us to Dr Pitsoe and he immediately identified the problem and put all the necessary measures to make sure this boy come to life. #SofaSlahlane pic.twitter.com/5ZgvPnKrpZ— Abasei_Ralushai (@abasei_Ralushai) August 2, 2018