South African socialite turned author and motivational speaker, Jackie Phamotse is one of the most talked-about South African personalities at the moment.
The writer and speaker has been in and out of the headlines for much of the past year.
If you’re not up to date with the latest trending South Africans, you can be forgiven for not knowing much about her, despite the fact that her name appears on social media at least once a day.
Luckily, we’re here to help out: here are a few interesting things to know about Jackie Phamotse…
She is the author of Bare: The Blesser Game
Arguably one of the most-discussed books in recent times, Bare is a tell-all fictional novel that exposes the “blessed life”.
In the book, which is based on her own experiences as a ‘slay-queen’, Jackie opens up about transactional sex and the way society covers it up.
So, @JackiePhamotse is on her way to Kenya, to launch her book BARE: A best seller from South Africa about Rape, death threats from ‘powerful people’, how she is still alive and what she is doing to end the Rape Culture and more…#Bare #TheBlessersGame pic.twitter.com/Lt5UCQosFf
— Chris Mukasa (@ChrisMukasa) May 21, 2018
She was once homeless and gang raped
After leaving home as a young girl, following growing tension with her father, Jackie moved to Johannesburg in search of a better life.
There, she was exposed to completely different opportunities that would have their own consequences.
Think fancy dinners and overseas trips are the only things that come with being a blessee? Think again. Former blessee-turned-businesswoman @JackiePhamotse says she experienced rape, depression & emotional abuse at the hands of a blesser. #AfternoonExpress pic.twitter.com/Vw65TWlk1p
— Afternoon Express (@AfternoonChat) March 7, 2018
It was a difficult time in her life which forced her to reflect on her options and make serious changes.
At the age of 17, Jackie was gang raped by a number of men, one of whom is a well-known politician.
It’s a Friday ❤❤ pic.twitter.com/ubV1DszDAX
— Jackie Phamotse (@JackiePhamotse) June 8, 2018
She’s been implicated in a blackmail plot
Jackie somehow found herself in the heart of Basetsana and Romeo Khumalo’s recent blackmail saga.
Jackie suggested that the couple was trying to stop a damaging sextape from being leaked. Although she didn’t name the couple, many on social media believe her hints were a dead giveaway.
Romeo Kumalo and his wife Basetsana are laying criminal charges against novelist Jackie Phamotse over a controversial tweet about allegations related to a rimming sex tape that Phamotse shared https://t.co/hmJoQ0lNHn pic.twitter.com/UPE80zPduR
— City Press Online (@City_Press) June 17, 2018