It’s been far too long since Sophie Ndaba has spoken out, but her youngest son, Lwandle “Ocean L” Ndaba, has become a beacon of hope for her. His mother’s finances and health deteriorated as a result of the stress allegedly caused by her estranged and soon-to-be ex-husband Max Lichaba, the 21-year-old music performance student said in his statement.
Lwandle felt compelled to explain the meaning behind his explosive diss track, ‘My Step Dad A Devil,’ which has gained a lot of attention. Many topics were discussed, such as physical abuse as well as verbal and emotional abuse, such as body-shaming and gaslighting.
Lwandle wrote, “In their constant fights that we overheard, there was physical abuse and financial abuse” (time and time again). “I saw my mother (KwaLichaba Soweto Chesa Nyama, LCR) pour money into all of his businesses from day one,” he wrote.
Health issues: My mother’s weight loss was caused by stress and she used diabetes as a smokescreen in the media.”
After initially complimenting her beauty, Max allegedly began verbally abusing her, telling her she was “ugly” all the time. “You’re not attractive,” he told her. “Nobody will want you.” Despite his declarations of affection, he shamed her for her voluminous figure.
On one occasion, she threw him out of the house, stripped him of his clothes, and threw them in the street. They fought in and outside of the house, and he even bumped one of his cars while reversing, which was audible to our immediate neighbours.
Because of Max’s squabble with my oldest sister after she took my mother to the hospital, I’m convinced my mother was seriously ill and depressed as a result of Max’s actions. I was told by him that my older sister had no right to tell him “how he should care for his wife”.
It is then revealed by Lwandle that Max would allegedly lie to her constantly, telling her that her Chesanyama called KwaLichaba in Soweto cost 1 million Rands, which also covered renovations. And when the restaurant’s staff complained about it all the time, Sophie’s job was to protect its reputation from the media.
‘I once confronted my mother and begged her to leave KwaLichaba because we have a home that she built from scratch 20 years ago,’ he said.
After that, he recounts all of the times Max was alleged to have abused Sophie.
I was in Bloemfontein at the time and she was sobbing and screaming on the phone that “enough!” My mother was in Kimberly with Max at the time, and my aunt begged her to leave immediately. On the other hand, it was impossible not to hear this conversation because we were sitting in the living room with my cousins, and my aunt was cooking lunch in the kitchen.
Screaming broke out and she fell to the floor sobbing. Because we were young boys, we are helpless. As he confessed, “I knew my mother was in trouble.
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