JOHANNESBURG– South African singer Jennifer Ferguson, who is a former African National Congress (ANC) meber of Parliament, says her shows at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town next month are inspired by the #MeToo movement which has seen scores of celebrities coming forward with their stories of rape and sexual assault.
Ferguson says her upcoming concerts are a response to her recent disclosure of being a rape survivor. She laid a rape charge over the weekend against South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan, who led the local organizing committee for the 201 FIFA World Cup in the country.
The incident allegedly took place in a Port Elizabeth hotel 24 years ago.
Ferguson says her shows at the Baxter Theatre will be about healing. I’m hoping that these concerts are going to both a platform for the expression of what is difficult and the difficult journey that not only me but so many millions of women are going through as they are trying to speak their truth.” she added.
“Most importantly, a sense of healing; how do we heal out of these traumatic experiences and also how do we celebrate our lives because the identity of being a rape survivor is just one aspect of who we are.”
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK