Contemporary musician Tytan Skhokho, real name Njabulo Nkomo, has defiantly said that he was justified to reveal his estranged wife, Olinda Chapel’s HIV status.
This comes after the musician faced a lot of backlash and criticism for his decision to release an However, critics say that he has no right to reveal someone else’s status and can actually be sued for his actions.
Tytan argued that he had reached his breaking point and needed to share his story as honestly as he could because he needed the therapy.
Olinda later confirmed that she is indeed HIV positive and said that her viral load is now undetectable because she is on Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART). However, she spirited denied the allegations that she had hidden her status from Tytan. She went on to say that the musician was actually the one who used to collect and administer some of her medication. Olinda also claimed that she had evidence in the form of recordings to prove that Tytan was well aware of her status.
Defending himself using social media, Tytan said,
Since the airing of my story on the Rumbidzai Show, a lot has happened and has also been said. This will be the last detailed statement that I will put out in regards to MY PERSONAL LIFE!
…The only reason why I included the part about how I discovered disheartening information that should have been shared prior to me engaging in unprotected sex was because it is part of abuse. Everyone should be given an opportunity to make an informed decision especially when something can be life-altering.
The same way my ex felt justified to “bare her all”, I also have the same right and yet I still left out a lot of details in an attempt to protect her and the other people involved. My intention was not to destroy but to find a therapeutic way of also sharing my ordeal.
… I do not hate my ex neither do I want to cause her harm, however just like everyone else I reached a breaking point and I had to share my story as honestly as I could in an environment where I was at least allowed to control part of the narrative. (FYI this was not an expose’) everything that is perceived as sensitive that I shared was only shared after discovering that it was already shared publicly on other pages in previous years and this was not about her but about me and how I was constantly falsely accused of being a cheat by someone who had a bigger and deeper secret.
I merely shared how much pain, shock and heartbreaking it was for me to discover that someone who was hell-bent on exposing my “bad side” every day conveniently left out all the things they did to me including keeping a horrible secret.
The musician also bemoaned the way society treats male victims of domestic abuse.
It has now become clear to me that domestic abuse towards men is not important and this is not only based on the reaction to my story but also on how many people over the past year have insulted me, attacked me and even threatened my safety even in my silence.
I would like to apologize to all my fans and followers who felt offended by some of what I shared as part of my story, however, it was therapeutic to finally get an opportunity to have a voice after being silenced for almost 2 years due to my calm character. Had my ex never brought our issues to the public, I would have never had to defend myself, it is out of character for me.
Olinda has not responded to this statement, however, it seems unlikely that Olinda will not want to have the last word on his particular issue.