There is a growing impact of MXit and chat rooms on adults in South Africa. You can read about the previous article reported on this website from the Sunday Times about a “sorid sex scare” here.
A married woman went behind her husband’s back and she chatted to strangers on MXit. She ended up having sex with an under age boy and subsequently claimed it was rape. In my opinion this is the only way she can justify her actions. Loneliness and depression cause people to do irrational things. But that does not justify any actions. And the first step to recovery is take accept full responsibility for your own actions. This growing impact of chat rooms and anonymous messaging in chat rooms is going to have a greater impact on relationships in the future. These incidents reported in the news media is just the tip of the iceberg.
Read the full article “MXit affair destroyed my life” on Weekend Post website here.