Author Vanessa Govender is considering naming her abuser

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The best-selling memoir, ‘Beaten but not Broken’ by former journalist, Vanessa Govender has exposed a decade old rape at Lotus FM.

In a report by the local Pietermaritzburg paper, The Witness says she is considering naming her abuser.

Govender, has been commended for speaking out against the abuse she suffered at the hands of her former lover.

The book is based on her five-year relationship with a former Lotus FM jock, during which she was severely abused.

In the book, Govender has not named the abuser but now she has decided to reassess that decision.

ALSO READ: Vanessa Govender-Tedder: Her story of sexual violence inside Lotus FM. click here

“Following articles that have come out in some newspapers, I am seriously considering naming him,” she said.

“It is not a decision that I will take lightly, it is something that I will do in consultation with legal experts, my publisher and my family.”

Forensic investigation underway

A forensic investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at Lotus FM is underway.

In May this year, the SABC launched the Commission led by Barbara Watson to probe sexual harassment and editorial interference across all platforms within the public broadcaster led by Dr Joe Thloloe.

  1. Vanessa Govender-Tedder: Her story of sexual violence inside Lotus FM. click here
  2. CJ Benjamin on Vanessa Govender: For women who have forgotten their self worth. click here

About Naufal Khan

Naufal Khan was the Publisher at ADISHAKTI MEDIA and the editor-in-chief of the South African Indian news service Indian Spice. Khan was former Sunday Times journalist and also an occult fiction and non-fiction writer with several published titles.

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