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Sello Maake ka Ncube opens up about abusing women in the past

Sello Maake ka Ncube has opened up about abusing women in the past, and the steps he took to rehabilitate himself.

The veteran TV actor sat down with Dineo Ranaka and Sol Phenduka on Kaya FM’s breakfast show.

Speaking candidly about his past, the soapie star revealed a side of him not many fans knew.

When asked if he ever hit a woman, he responded: “Yes, I did”.

Sello also opened up about how he rehabilitated his behaviour as an abuser back in the 1980s.

He continued: “For me, it took introspection. When I saw I had my father’s temperament…I practised a timeout. I realised what was one of the drivers [to the abuse] which was insecurity and jealousy”

Sello then advised those who might be expereincing same: “Deal with yourself first. It’s not what the other person does, it’s how you react to it

And whilst he admits to relapsing in 2000, Sello added: “For as long as I live, it won’t happen again”.

On the topic of gender-based violence in South Africa, Sello called on men in particular to have “open and have sincere conversations about it.”

Sello Maake Ka Ncube’s new outlook is partly thanks to his wife Pearl Mbewe, whom he married last year.