Top Comrades athlete attacked whilst training

Posted on February 9, 2008 by

Her hair was matted with blood. She was wet, she bled from a dozen fresh wounds and was huddled in a thorn bush, naked from the waist down.

She was terrified beyond words. She wanted to believe it wasn’t happening to her.

But it was real, and it happened a week ago. She had survived a brutal attack and attempted rape near the top gates of Kirstenbosch gardens while she was jogging on the mountain.

She spent the next five days in hospital.

“I’ve been attacked. I’m not good”

On Thursday, after returning to her family home in the southern suburbs, she spoke publicly about her ordeal in an effort to warn other women to be vigilant and to not run alone.

Her assailant was still out there, and she was sure he would try to attack again.

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