The man with an iron fist

Production by Nokwanda Dlamini
Domestic violence is a huge issue in South Africa especially in patriarchal societies such as Swaziland. My grandmother is testament this as a long suffering victim. This video details some of the reasons behind Makhinane Dlamini, my grandfather’s abuse patterns, not to absolve him but to frame him within a national history of violence. Colonialism, the second world war and the apartheid era in South Africa provide the background to this on the individual.

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