Former 'Muvhango' actress Mona Monyane as Dr Nthabeleng

Former ‘Muvhango’ actress Mona Monyane as Dr Nthabeleng. Image via Instagram @mona.monyane

Muvhango’s Mona Monyane: ‘Women’s Month means nothing to me’

‘Muvhango’ actress Mona Monyane has revealed that Women’s Month means nothing to her because South African women suffer abuse and go missing on a daily basis.

Former 'Muvhango' actress Mona Monyane as Dr Nthabeleng

Former ‘Muvhango’ actress Mona Monyane as Dr Nthabeleng. Image via Instagram @mona.monyane

Actress Mona Monyane says she will not be celebrating Women’s Month until the mothers, daughters, and queens of the nation are protected.

The POW (Power of Wellness) activist and actress wants to see change for women and has challenged South Africans to start having discussions about women’s issues.


The actress told TshisaLIVE:

We can’t just be given a month, but then the whole year gender-based violence and all of that is blatantly ignored.

What significance does Women’s Month have if leadership or formal structures don’t step up to give us safe houses for women who are abused or convictions against men who are abusive and rape?

Traumatised by women being abused, going missing

Monyane also stated that she had to deactivate her Twitter and Facebook accounts because she was too traumatised by the high rates of the women and children who are abused or go missing daily.

Do you know how many times I had to delete my Twitter because it was too much for me, every day there’s a girl go missing and what not?

And yet as a nation, we are not sure what can we do to be of support or where the systems to protect us are.

So until Women’s Months become a conversation about how to protect the mothers, daughters, and queens of the nation, it means nothing to me.

Wellness and healing for women

The actress is using her Instagram account to interrogate the conversation of wellness and healing for women

I’m very deliberate about what it is that I share on Instagram … there are very limited platforms for us to show up but I will not sit at home and fold my arms, come as you are, there are many conversations we can have as women.


The actress married Scandal! actor Khulu Skenjana in 2016 and divorced him in 2020 after their second baby Amani-Amaza Wamazulu Skenjana passed away in November 2017.

The duo is co-parenting their first daughter Ase-Ahadi Lesemole Mamphai Skenjana who was born in August 2016.

The actress opened up about the pain of losing her second child for the first time in 2018 on the YouTube talk show CWNH Hosted By Wendy just a few months after giving birth to her child.

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