Tsakani Motshweni

Tsakani Motshweni is an activist, writer, and jazz enthusiast. He was locked up when he was only 14 years old. While locked-up in a Gauteng juvenile facility, an adult was allocated to Tsakani’s single cell; he drugged Tsakani and raped him. Tsakani has shared about his childhood experiences of witnessing violence and gender-based violence in his family. Through the film, I Did Not Ask For This!, Tsakani challenges us to prioritise tackling the roots and impact of childhood trauma, and to think differently about what justice can look like.