“I Left As If I Was Coming Back”- The Moment Berita Khumalo Knew It Was Time To Leave Nota Baloyi
Zimbabwean songstress Berita Khumalo recently shared insights about her marriage to the controversial South African music executive, Nota Baloyi.
In an interview with Dineo Ranaka and Sol Phenduka on Kaya959, Berita revealed the events that led to the end of her relationship with Nota Baloyi, and the reasons behind her decision to leave.
The Ndicel’ ikiss songstress disclosed that the moment she realized she was in an abusive relationship was the moment she resolved to exit her marriage.
According to Berita, when she left her marriage, she did so in a seemingly nonchalant manner, as if she would be returning shortly.
She recounted that she left on the pretense of returning some continental pillows she had just purchased.
“The day I found out I was in an abusive relationship, I quickly made plans. I remember I had bought continental pillows, and I remember packing my stuff and I told him I was taking it back. At that moment, I booked myself into a hotel room, and I left as if I was coming back. I still came back, told him I was going to the studio, and I never came back,” Berita said.
Berita admits that it was only after speaking with her therapist that she realized she had been in a narcissistically abusive relationship with Nota.
She acknowledges her naivety and shares her regret at rushing into marriage with him without taking enough time to truly get to know him.
“I really was naive when I got into the relationship. I didn’t take the time to get to know him. At one point, I thought we shared the same type of values,” Berita said.