WHY THO­BILE?

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“They couldn’t have cho­sen a bet­ter char­ac­ter for this story,” says Nokuthula. “Tho­bile is very pos­i­tive and very bub­bly. And when she moves from one chap­ter to the next, she moves on a pos­i­tive note. Tho­bile is about girl power.” And find­ing out that Tho­bile has been a rape sur­vivor all along sends a mes­sage of hope to any­one who’s cur­rently bat­tling abuse: that the trauma doesn’t have to be the dom­i­nant story in their lives. Nokuthula is hop­ing that the story will make a change. “At some point I couldn’t stop cry­ing. It was up­set­ting, it made me an­gry. I was think­ing about a per­son who has a fam­ily mem­ber who’s rap­ing them, sit­ting there to­gether watch­ing this show. It was heart­break­ing. I hope who­ever’s do­ing that is never go­ing to do it again.”

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