FROM PAGE 1 “He had tomato-red eyes”

2016-05-26 06:00

According to the victim, a neighbour had witnessed the attack take place and walked back into her own flat to safety.

“I got a good look at the one man’s face while he was on top of me and he had a very dark complexion and tomato-red eyes. I could easily point him out if I saw him again,” she said.

After a few minutes, a second neighbour came to see if she was okay and saw the commotion unfolding, which is when she tried to force her way into the flat to come to the victim’s aid.

“The attack could not have lasted for more than five to 10 minutes, but it felt like an eternity. The men tried to force my front door shut when my neighbour came to help me to keep her out, but they fled not long after she arrived.”

The men allegedly stole nothing from the flat and fled back into the informal settlement roughly 100 metres from the victim’s block of flats. As a result of the assault, the victim was left with cuts and bruises on her knees from being forced to the ground by one of the attackers and now lives in fear that they will return.

“I always keep my door and gate locked, but since the attack, I am terribly frightened they will return,” she said.

Due to the confused and unco-ordinated nature of the attack and the description of the suspects given by the victim, one is left to wonder whether the assailants were intoxicated at the time of the assault.

Whoonga - a mix of cannabis, heroin and methamphetamine - is prevalent in the area and is known by police to plunge users into a state of delirium.

A builder doing construction work on the roof of a house opposite the victim’s flat said he saw the men flee into a shack within the informal settlement, where they disappeared thereafter.

A case of attempted rape was opened by Tongaat SAPS, who are still searching for the suspects.

Police have confirmed that no arrests have been as yet.

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