Molaeng's life turned into a series of painful events that started after she was sexually abused by a stranger while she was seven months pregnant. She gave birth to a premature baby which only lived for four months.
Losing her father when she was two years old exposed Charlotte and her sister to a life of poverty and crime from an early age. Her mother abandoned the two girls five years after the passing of their father.
Living away from home after completing matric, led Joe-Anne to lead a life she later regretted. After she completed matric, Joe-Anne moved to another city to study for a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting at a university. Her mother lost her job that year and relocated to live in a village in another province.
"My life changed from that of a bubbly girl to a miserable and angry person after I was sexually abused at the age of eight. person after I was sexually abused at the age of eight. My mother was a domestic worker and my father a gardener for the same family.