Hulisani Ravele on her traumatic experience at a cemetery: ‘I imagined so many scenarios’
Hulisani Ravele. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).
The past few weeks have been quite
traumatic for South African women – and child star Hulisani Ravele is no
From news reports about an alarming number
of missing women to the heart-breaking stories about women who were brutally
murdered in the past few weeks – most women just do not feel safe.
Hulisani recently took to her Twitter
account to open up about how she felt unsafe while at a cemetery to visit the
grave site of a loved one.
“Today I went to the cemetery to remember a
loved one...only to leave within minutes, shaken,” she tweeted.
I walked to the grave I passed 1 guy with a rake, I took note of him because he
was in civilian clothes, so, not a worker there. As I got to the grave another
guy, walking parallel to other, with a spade in his hand and a school bag
startled me,” she shared.
She added that one of the men came to her
to ask if she wanted him to clean the grave for her which she politely
declined. At this moment, as the only woman at the cemetery at the time she
found herself imagining the worst that could happen to her.
“I imagined so many scenarios. Robbed,
raped, left in a grave. Knocked out, kidnapped, raped, never to be seen again. I
don’t know what’s sadder; that I was unable to do such a simple act of
remembering a loved one in peace, or that all those scenarios are/were a real
reality,” she wrote.
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Fortunately for her, she didn’t become a
statistic like many women who were not as fortunate to get away.
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“Went home, gave thanks for being safe,
& just slept. Some young girl, some woman won’t get to do that today...”