Zahara makes it onto the BBC 100 Women 2020 list

Zahara makes it onto the BBC 100 Women 2020 list

Congratulations are in order for South African songbird Zahara, who has made it onto the BBC 100 Women 2020 list.

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BBC has released its list of the top 100 Women in the world who were influential in 2020, and South Africa's star, Zahara, is one of them.

The singer and songwriter was praised for using her platform to speak out about violence against women in South Africa, something that she has experienced herself.

READ: SAMA-winning singer-songwriter Zahara releases video for 'Thembalma' 

Zahara is very passionate about fighting Gender-based Violence and has even named it a pandemic in South Africa. 

In an interview with ENCA, she spoke about the time a police officer attempted to rape her in East London, Eastern Cape.

She urged women to speak up. 

“It’s about time we women told our stories. Let’s not die in silence. Enough is enough. We’re all affected by gender-based violence. Let’s all fight it,” she said.

Zahara said she is honoured to make it onto the BBC 100 Women list. 

"I am hugely honored to be included in this amazing list of inspiring and influential woman. Thank you @bbc @bbcnews for selecting me as one of the @bbc100women 2020," she wrote on Instagram. 

Image courtesy of Instagram/ @zaharasa

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