How the tigress of basketball fought back


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Malebogo Molefhe is a trailblazing basketball player from Botswana. The only girl in a game played by boys, she was called the 'tigress' and rose to be captain of her country's first ever women's national basketball team. But off the court she was controlled and abused by her partner, culminating in a brutal attack where he shot her eight times, leaving both her legs paralysed. Traumatised and with life-changing injuries, Malebogo fought to reclaim her life - and to find a way back to basketball. If you’ve been affected by any of the issues in this episode, you can find details of organisations offering information and support at BBC Action Line: Presenter: Anu Anand Producer: Maryam Maruf Picture: Malebogo Molefhe, bottom left Credit: Courtesy of Malebogo Molefhe

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