South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha has accused the police of sexually harassing her.
The Tell Me Sweet Something actress took to Twitter to announce an incident where Johannesburg Metro Police department officers “asked to touch” her thigh.
“I’ve been a victim of sexual harassment at the hands of @JMPDSafety officers. One cop even asked to touch my thigh! For skipping a red light,” Mbatha tweeted.
When one user asked Mbatha why she skipped the red light, the actress responded with a series of tweets:
“Because, I’m a woman. I’m CONSTANTLY living in fear. If it’s a dark, deserted spot, I’m not stopping. I yield.”
“If I’m driving at 9/10pm and it’s through spots where smash and grab is rife? I YIELD at a red traffic light, look around and drive.”
“So to those ‘boys’ asking if I skip a red light? Yes! At night! Because I am in constant fear! You know, that’s our reality as women.”
“At the police station, things like this are SILENCED! Like the uncle who touches you when you’re a little girl.”