Being the breadwinner of the family made Collen feel more powerful and self-sufficient than his unemployed wife. He also had extra marital affairs and felt his wife had no right to challenge or question him about his lifestyle.
Chances of finding a job and leading a good life became slim for Dudu who dropped out of school after failing four times in two grades. She had chest pains that made it difficult for her to sleep at night and she could not concentrate at school.
Searching for the love she wasn't given by her mother who was hardly at home exposed Dineo to teenage pregnancy, cohabitation and domestic violence. Her mother was a sleep-in domestic worker who only came home on weekends.