Keke Mphuthi has reflected bullying experience at young age and how long it took to heal after suffering depression.
The actress took to her IG TV to share her experience and to ensure that the people who used to bully her know how they affected her and what she thinks of them.
“This is my story, I – like many others, have endured bullying – and, sadly, it came from even the closest of people (family). Many times I cried myself to sleep and endured endless cutting of my wrists too. The physical pain was better than the psychological and emotional pain I was going through of +/- 13 years of my life,” Keke explained in her caption.
In the candid video, Keke didn’t hold back, slamming her bullies for their actions.
“I hope that each and every one of you are super-rich … from the pain that you’ve brought everyone that you bullied, because you know what, you are pathetic. You are a pathetic excuse for a human being. That much, you must know.”
Keke detailed how she was called multiple hurtful names and was made to feel bad about some of the natural features she had, like body hair.
She added that healing from the effects of the bullying, which took place over a decade, was one of the hardest things she’s ever had to do.
“It took so much of myself to find healing and claim my power back, but that also came with cutting off a lot of toxic individuals. Yes, I still experience bullying – I mean, duh, look at my industry – but trust me, it doesn’t do the ‘damage’ it was meant to,” she said.