Tanzanian actress, Zena Yusuf Mohammed ends her 3-year marriage after allegedly being assaulted by her husband; shares photos of her battered face

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The popular Tanzanian actress Zena Yusuf Mohammed alias Shilole has announced her decision to end her three-year marriage, citing domestic violence as a reason.

On Wednesday, July 8, the actress visited her Instagram page to show photos of her battered face as she opened up about her violence-ridden marriage.

Tanzanian actress, Zena Yusuf Mohammed ends her 3-year marriage after allegedly being assaulted by her husband; shares photos of her battered face

She claimed that she had been a victim of domestic violence throughout her marriage with her husband Uchebe, with whom she had been dating since 2016.

Tanzanian actress Zena Yusuf Mohammed ends her three-year marriage after being allegedly attacked by her husband; she shares photos of her beaten face

In the heartbreaking piece she wrote in Swahili, the 32-year-old actress also apologized for keeping silent about her problems while encouraging other women in violent or abusive marriages to ask for help.

She wrote:

“I write this with a clear mind and conscience. First of all I would like to apologize to my family. I ask your forgiveness because I assured you that my marriage was problem-free, whereas in reality it was not peaceful.

I have been the victim of domestic violence and other evil acts that I cannot speak about on this platform.

Tanzanian actress, Zena Yusuf Mohammed ends her 3-year marriage after allegedly being assaulted by her husband; shares photos of her battered face

Tanzanian actress Zena Yusuf Mohammed ends her three-year marriage after being allegedly attacked by her husband; she shares photos of her beaten face

“I apologize, because every time I heard my fellow wives cry out for justice after being attacked by their spouses, I asked them to voice their grievances. When I heard that there was a woman from Kigamboni who was fatally beaten and whose body had been set on fire by her husband, I was the first to say, “She should have talked about her marital problems. I pretended that I was not one of the victims of domestic violence; I distanced myself from the group of women who were victims of domestic violence. Forgive me.

“[As an artist] I am a role model for many in society; I represent women on many fronts. Today I have decided to break my silence about my marital problems. My husband Ashrafu Sadiki, popularly known as Uchebe, beat me too much!

“And after he did violence to me, he never calls again to worry or to find out about my well-being. Other people unknown to me are those who usually care for me in hospitals after I have been beaten up by my spouse. In my marriage, there are many other bad things that have been done to me that take away the expected bliss from my relationship.

Tanzanian actress Zena Yusuf Mohammed ends her three-year marriage after being allegedly attacked by her husband; she shares photos of her beaten face
“Which makes things worse: I’m a mother; a parent of children who look up to me as a mother and a father. I will not let them kill me and leave my children motherless, not today!

“I loved Uchebe, I persevered to be with him, despite his shortcomings; I gave him everything (my innocence, my wealth, and when he needed a wife to help him get on his feet – financially and socially – I was there for him). I did all this because I knew that he and I were together in everything as man and wife.

Despite all this, my sacrifices did not stop him from beating me endlessly, disrespecting me and betraying me.

Tanzanian actress, Zena Yusuf Mohammed ends her 3-year marriage after allegedly being assaulted by her husband; shares photos of her battered face
“When I returned home two days ago from my livelihood activities in Dar es Salaam, he seriously beat me up and forgot that I had gone out there to seek food not only for my children but also for him.

Why did he attack me? Because of petty marital conflicts, which occur in all marriages. He did not hit me because he caught me cheating, or because of issues that are difficult to resolve in dialogue, no. Besides, I respect him so much.

“Nevertheless, he saw the best way to solve the little argument we had was to beat me senseless. I was asleep when he punched me in the face.

“I know that there are some people who will accuse me of putting my marital problems on the social media, but I want to tell them that I had no choice but to share my predicament on this platform. What is happening in my life [as a public figure] my fans should know. Many people in society look up to me as their role model.

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Naandika haya, nikiwa na akili timamu na utulivu, La kwanza kabisa nataka KUOMBA RADHI JAMII YANGU. Naomba radhi kwa sababu niliwaaminisha ndoa yangu haina tatizo, huku ukweli ukiwa hauko hivyo, nimekuwa mtu wa kuambulia vipigo na MENGINE yasiyozungumzika, Naomba radhi kwa sababu niliposikia wanawake wenzangu wakipigwa niliwaambia PAZENI SAUTI, niliposikia mwanamke kule Kigamboni ameuwawa na kuchomwa moto niliomboleza na jamii na kusema Bora angesema".. huku mimi nikijikausha na kujitoa kwenye kundi lao wakati ukweli wangu MIMI NI MWENZAO, Naomba radhi. . Mimi ni kioo cha jamii, tena sura kubwa ya wanawake. Leo numeona nivunje ukimya kwa kuweka wazi kwamba MUME WANGU ASHRAFU SADIKI, maarufu kama UCHEBE AMEKUWA ANANIPIGA SAAANA, na tena hata baada ya kunipiga hajali kupiga simu wala kujua naendeleaje, nauguzwa na watu baki hospitali, na bado manyanyaso mengine yanayoikosesha hii ninayoiita Ndoa uhai na furaha na zaidi nina WATOTO, watoto wanaoniangalia kama Baba na Mama, leo nikubali kufa na kuacha wanangu barabarani, SITAWEZA . 'Uchebe' ni mwanaume niliyempenda, nilimvumilia kwa madhaifu yote, nikampa kila kitu, (Utu wangu, Mali Zangu na hata palipotakiwa kumuendeleza asimame mwenyewe nilifanya kwakuwa nilijua tuko pamoja), lakini HILO HALIKUWAHI KUZUIA VIPIGO, DHARAU NA USALITI. . Siku 2 zilizopita baada ya kutoka SABASABA KUTAFUTIA WATOTO WANGU NA KUMTAFUTIA YEYE NILIPIGWA SANA. SABABU ZA KUPIGWA NI MIGOGORO MIDOGO YA KAWAIDA AMBAYO IPO KWENYE KILA NDOA, sio kwamba amenifumania au mambo yanayoshindwa kuzungumzika, hapana, Tena Namuheshimu sana, lakini solution aliyoiona ni kunipiga kinyama bila huruma, tena kwa kunishtua na ngumi nikiwa usingizini, Kama mnavyoona picha hapo ni matukio ya siku tofauti tofauti. Najua nitalaumiwa kwa kuweka hili mtandaoni, ILA SINA NAMNA, MAISHA YANGU NI MAISHA YA WATU KWA KIASI KIKUBWA, JAMII INANITAZAMA KAMA MFANO.. Nimefika mwisho, na kuanzia sasa naomba nisitambulike kama Mke wa Uchebe, ila Mama alieamua kuweka maslahi ya watoto wake mbele na kuamua kuwa mwenyewe kwa usalama na furaha yake Wakati nahangaikia mambo yangu ya ndoa, post hii itumike kuwakumbusha wanawake TUVUNJE UKIMYA, TUPINGE UKATILI, TUTAKUJA KUULIWA SABABU

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