Lunathi Mampofu has Mzansi heartbroken with 'The River' sexual assault scenes

09 October 2021 - 12:00 By Constance Gaanakgomo
Actress Lunathi Mampofu shone a light on rape and gender-based violence through her role on 'The River'.
Actress Lunathi Mampofu shone a light on rape and gender-based violence through her role on 'The River'.
Image: Twitter/1 Magic

Actress Lunathi Mampofu had Mzansi deep in their feels this week with her role as Emma on Mzansi Magic’s hit show The River.

Her character was raped, sparking a conversation about the reality many women face in SA.

Gender-based violence has become a scourge, and the actress took to Instagram to shine a light on the issue.

In a post she described the heart-wrenching experience her character went through as “painful” and said it had left her speechless.

“Nothing more painful than what Emma is going through right now. I honestly don’t even have words for it”

Actress and businesswoman Dineo Langa weighed in on the scenes, saying: “This was painful to watch. Kudos to you, for such a heart wrenching performance.”

Winnie Ntshaba thanked the company behind the television series for the narrative and awareness: “I would tell someone immediately, this reality of women hurts. It has to stop.

Replying to a comment, Lunathi said: Kuzolunga! We need to speak out to heal! Grateful for these stories because they help us deal with our own lives".


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