Mihlali’s followers were concerned for the influencer after she shared a scary story about a man who threatened to shoot her at a garage!
If it wasn’t already apparent, South Africa is increasingly proving itself to be a place where women simply don’t feel safe. This was evident once again when Mihlali opened up about a scary incident which took place when she was attempting to fill up at a petrol station. The influencer was left shaking with fear after a man threatened to shoot her simply because she rejected his attempts to flirt with her.
Mihlali livid after man threatens to shoot her
Mihlali Ndamase’s recent story on the timeline might not have ended tragically, but on another day she might not have lived to tell the tale. The rate of femicide and abuse against women in South Africa has been alarming for years, and her recent story was just the latest example of how gender based violence has made women feel unsafe in South Africa.
The popular beauty and fashion YouTuber took to social media to share the details and you could tell from the tone of her tweets that she wasn’t alright. She began by writing on social media, “A guy just threatened to shoot me at a garage coz I asked what he’s looking at. How do you walk up to me in a store aisle, stand & stare then get upset when asked what’s up. I was so scared, coz he had his hand in his pants so he actually could’ve done it.”
She then revealed how things nearly took a fatal turn when the man decided to dig into his pocket, threatening to brandish his gun in the process – all because she asked him what he was staring at. She continued, “Imagine threatening to kill someone at a garage in broad daylight. I’m still low-key shaken, the whole time I was standing there thinking he’d actually get away with it”
Mihlali has never felt safe in South Africa
This isn’t the first time that Mihlali has opened up about how unsafe a country South Africa is for women. The super-influencer is one of the most well-travelled individuals in the country and Over the years, she has made it clear that she feels much safer as a woman outside of South Africa than she does in her home country.
She wrote, “I’m really not comfortable wearing revealing things here. I don’t know why, but when I travel I can wear the shortest shorts, even G-string swimsuits. I’m 10x more comfortable in another country than I am at home. Yikes.”
Judging from what’s happened to her since then, it doesn’t sound as if Mihlali is about to change her mind any time soon.