Many people know Trish Waboraro Kwati as a vibrant lawyer, author, popular MC and worship leader. What they do not know, she says, is that she has been to hell and back. The 31-year-old Bobonong woman shares her sad childhood memories:
Her parents divorced when she was six years old. “All I know is that my mother was kicked out of her matrimonial home by our father with four children. “He had turned our mother into his punching bag and was a deadbeat drunkard who treated his wife like a doormat. Ten years after her divorce, she could still narrate her painful story like it happened yesterday,” she says, adding that “her two missing front teeth reminded her of her abusive marriage.”
Trish grew up seeing her other family members going through the same ordeal of physical and verbal abuse. “One of my relatives was threatened by her lover at gunpoint at a police station. In another incident, I wanted to take it upon myself to beat my relative’s boyfriend after he assaulted her in front of me,” she says. At 13 years old, she was accused of wrecking her neighbour’s marriage. She tells The Midweek Sun that the rumours were started by people in her neighbourhood in Bobonong.
“I still do not know why they did that. I had not even had my first boyfriend yet, and I knew nothing about boys. “But again, growing up, I was always outspoken and a go-getter. That character made some people believe the accusations levelled at me,” she says. She says that the woman who accused her of home wrecking would insult her so badly that it got out of hand as she also extended the insults to her mother. “My mother was sick at home, struggling with diabetes. One day when she was being taken to the hospital the woman stood by the fence with another neighbour shouting: ‘Kare wa swa ke AIDS. O tlogela bana ba gagwe ba re thubela malwapa. A a swe,” she says. This, she says, affected her academically as she was known as a homewrecker.
“One day I was walking from school and one of the village rascals shouted at me, ‘Heela wena lebelete ke wena, o tsaya gore ke bokwete go thubela batho malapa? O tla swa ka bonana…” she recalls.
She says that her mother died at the time she was being accused of home-wrecking. Trish, as Kwati is popularly known, somehow blamed herself and felt she could have survived if she had not tried to defend her against her accusers.
Abused by the father of her son
Even though Trish says that she once told herself that no man in her life would abuse her, the worst happened when she met the father of her child. It all started with emotional and verbal abuse and blackmail, as she puts it. “He’d use words like ‘bi**h’ on me, telling me that I’m not a woman enough,” she says. She stayed in the relationship because the more the abuse escalated the more she felt she needed to make herself a better woman for her boyfriend.
“He wanted a slay queen and a light skinned girl; in essence she was expecting the raw village girl in me to become a slay queen overnight,” she says. One day, she says, her boyfriend pushed, strangled and told her he was going to kill her. He told her: ‘Three holes do not make you a woman. You are not a real woman, not even enough to raise my child.’ This, she says, remains the biggest insult she has had from a man. Explaining what he meant by ‘Three holes don’t make you woman,’ Trish has this to say:
“This was to say that me having a vagina, an anus and a pee hole did not qualify me to be a woman.” The memories of an abusive relationship last long, according to Trish who adds that it took her seven years to start looking at men and trusting them again differently after her experience. She is now using her testimonies to encourage women to have a life of purpose and to know that they do not need men to complete them but to complement them. She has also written two books – The Worship Leader Manual and Broken, the latter talks about finding purpose in her pain.
5 Forex Tools that every African trader must know
Trading in the foreign exchange market can be intimidating for any African retail trader, regardless of whether they are beginners or experienced traders.
Therefore, all African traders must use a solid trading strategy and a range of trading tools to assist them in their trading decisions. Forex trading tools can be accessed through a forex trading platform and a forex broker, who often offer this for free or as a paid service.
There are hundreds of helpful forex tools that African traders can use, and these are some of the best ones.
An economic calendar is one of the most useful and powerful forex trading tools for African forex traders. The calendar features a list of economic releases and geopolitical events, amongst other things according to their date, location, and level of importance.
African traders can gain insight into future market consensus, historical released outcomes, central bank policy statements, monetary policies and policymaker speeches, upcoming elections, and so on.
Trading signals are another popular tool that traders can use to help them make accurate and dependable predictions on price movements in the forex market. Trading signals are popular tools for forex traders because they can trigger buy or sell actions according to predetermined criteria.
Trading signals can consist of criteria such as volume surges, earnings reports, or using certain existing signals. Technical analysis is an important component in using trading signals as it can help traders recognise the types of trading indicators that they can use to complement their trading style.
However, quantitative analysis, market sentiment measures, and fundamental analysis tools are also important considerations for making informed trading decisions. Trading signals can help successful traders remain focused in volatile markets, helping them identify perfect trading opportunities, market trends, resistance levels, and market movements in a range of markets.
Trading platforms refer to the software applications that African traders use to carry out trades. This is not the only function of a forex trading platform, and it can be used for in-depth analysis and other functions.
Trading platforms feature a wide range of tools for traders including an economic calendar, technical indicators, educational resources, and more. Trading platforms have comprehensive charting capabilities, with price charts that can be viewed in different time frames across different financial markets.
All market participants are urged to keep a comprehensive trading journal, providing them with a detailed record of their past trades.
By keeping a trading journal, African traders can take note of their successful trades, the trading strategies they use, and they can note their mistakes to allow them to improve on their strategies.
Some information the trading journal must include is:
- The date on which trades are executed
- The currency pair or financial instrument is traded along with the entries and exits.
- Whether the trader entered a buy or sell position
- The price at which the trade was entered and the closing price when it was closed
- The amounts of pips gained or lost along with their value in base currency
- The technical indicators or trading strategies used
African traders have a wide range of calculators that will save them a significant amount of time in preparing for different market conditions. These calculators include some of the following:
- Margin calculators
- Profit calculators
- Currency converters
- Volatility calculators
- Pip calculators, and several others.
Church distances itself from Pastor who livestreamed his suicide
Head Pastor at Metsimotlhabe Holiness Union Church France Koosimile has distanced his church from Phenyo Godfrey who committed suicide live on social media a week ago. Speaking to this publication this week, Koosimile said Godfrey was never a Pastor at Holiness church as assumed by many.
Godfrey, who goes by the name Bishop P Godfrey on social media, allegedly shot a video of himself committing suicide on Sunday evening. According to a few friends and those close to Godfrey, the deceased was from Molepolole and has been identified as a pastor at Holiness Union Church in Metsimotlhabe.
On the evening of Sunday last week, he went live on Facebook and proceeded to put a rope around his neck. He was seen in the short video hanging by the neck until he took his last breath. TO READ THE FULL STORY, BUY THIS WEEK’S (11 August 2021) PRINT EDITION OF THE MIDWEEK SUN AT A STORE NEAR YOU.