Nokuthula Mavuso. (Photo: Nokuthula Mavuso Facebook)
Mavuso, who is popularly known for her portrayal of Tshidi in eTV’s Rhythm City
has revealed her reasons for quitting the church she was raised in.
The actress pointed
out the injustices that women and young girls were subjected to. She also adds
the fact that women were seen but little to no voice.
She says the day a
group of teen girls were sent because they were wearing skirts that were above
their knees was the last straw. Even though her mother tried to persuade her to
come back to church, she was done with it.
“Konje I quit the
family church AFM after an elder sent a whole lot of teenage girls home for
wearing short skirts. "Ba di gcebhezana ga ba boele morao."Why? Ra
disturb-a. The men had complained. Anything above the knee was unacceptable. Mom
tried but I wasn't having it [sic],” she posted on Twitter.
She says this kind of
treatment that was reserved only for females was confusing to her because she
was raised by a woman who preached equality.
“I had issues there
nje. The only time a woman would be on the pulpit was on Mother's Day. Women
were mainly supporters of the ministry. I was raised by a woman who drummed
equality into my head. 'Does God not appreciate women preaching the word?' I
had questions [sic],” she explained.
However, it was not
all doom and gloom for the former Abomama Bomthandazo actress as she really
enjoyed Sunday school. This is where she found her own little spot to stand and
be heard as a young girl.
“I enjoyed Sunday
School though. Brother Hendrick made it fun and he encouraged me to sing. He
signed me up to "render an item" when I was about 8. I held a mic for
the first time. I heard my voice. I liked it.”