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Woman’s eyes gouged out for phone, earrings

By admin
30 July 2014

Activists have expressed outrage about an attack by robbers on a woman in Khayelitsha whose eyes were gouged out - for a cellphone and earrings.

 Activists have expressed outrage about an attack by robbers on a woman in Khayelitsha whose eyes were gouged out - for a cellphone and earrings.The woman, 23-year-old Thembela Mjuleni, was left for dead just a few metres from her home in Mandela Park, Khayelitsha on Saturday night, the Cape Times reported.

One of Mjuleni’s suspected attackers has been arrested after community members found her belongings in his house.

Two gender rights activists said there had been a notable rise this year in violent attacks against women in Khayelitsha.

A counsellor who works with rape survivors in Khayelitsha said it was as if there was a “seething hate” behind many of the crimes.

Doctors say Mjuleni is in a stable condition in hospital.

- News24