She was raped and stabbed, but she is still alive. But social media is spreading rumours that she’s dead. Although the young woman lost an eye after being stabbed with a beer bottle, she is very much still alive.
Now the family of the well-known lesbian (33) from Durban, KZN, is unhappy about the social media comments.
According to the woman’s mum, her daughter was walking with a friend on 29 November when they were confronted by the suspect.
The friend ran away but the suspect overpowered the victim.
“My daughter said when she fought back, the suspect stabbed her with a Savanna bottle in the neck and eye.
“He raped her and then fled the scene. “She crawled to the road to ask for help,” said the mother.
She was found by some men who took her to the local clinic.
“My daughter gave them her address and the men came and told us what had happened,” the mum told Daily Sun.
The woman was transferred to King Edward Hospital where she spent four days before being transferred to McCord Eye Hospital and discharged on Friday, 4 December. She said her daughter became a lesbian at the age of 10.
“I didn’t have a problem with that. Now her v!rginity has been taken like this.”
She said people on social media were spreading rumours that her daughter was dead.
“Social media people, please try to sympathise with us. I also beg for justice.”
Police spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the suspect (30) was bust on Friday, 4 December, and is facing charges of rape and attempted murder.
“It’s alleged that on 29 November the victim was walking along Sihlabelelo Road when she was grabbed and pulled to the side of the road. The victim was stabbed with a broken bottle in the neck and left eye and was then raped.”
The suspect appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrates Court on Monday and will be remanded in custody until 14 December.
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