Gqom singer Busiswa Gqulu is not impressed one bit by The Queen’s current storyline on Gender Based Violence. The SBWL collaborator advised the writers and producers to go back to the drawing board and get their facts straight.
The show’s much loved character senior detective Vuyiswa Maake was also raped by a male not known to her. Vuyiswa, played by Zandile Msutwana, is going crazy, losing her mind trying to figure out who sexually violated her. The musician slammed the telenovela for not correctly portraying how rape victims feel and how they should cope after being raped.
“A senior female cop got raped after “letting go” ONCE: going out & leaving her gun at home. Now other victims in the community are pressuring her to attend (to) their cases PERSONALLY because she “knows how it feels”… HHAYINI #TheQueenMzansi. Whoever wrote this is not a woman or victim,” she wrote.
“Try to get real stories to incorporate. Your disconnect to the issues is too obvious. No one is crying or talking or inspired or informed or moved by your storylines on rape & abuse.”
As a victim of GBV, this story hits close to home for the musician. She has been abused by two former lovers and she publicly spoke about it.
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