Severely shy and emotionally beaten down,
Thuli grew up unloved and unwanted. Her life was filled with disadvantages and poverty. Her mother, Dolly, was married two times and her second husband
sexually abused the little girl several times. The father of the child was her first husband; he died of a stroke a few days after the child's birth. Thuli never felt the love of a parent, she was given no attention, affection because the mother worked all the time. She was poor, lonely, emotionally bruised, abused, and rejected.