2009 rape victim seeks medical assistance six years on

2015-11-23 10:46
Evelyn Vilakazi. (Naledi Shange, News24)

Evelyn Vilakazi. (Naledi Shange, News24)

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Johannesburg - An East Rand woman who believes she was raped and penetrated with a foreign object over six years ago on Monday said she was still living with the physical trauma of the assault.

The 60-year-old Evelyn Vilakazi said she was desperate to get medical assistance.

She told News24 that since the incident which occurred in 2009, she has felt a deep pain in her abdomen area.

"If I can get someone to please help me go to a specialist, I would be happy," she said.

Vilakazi said she had visited her local clinic numerous times but nurses told her that the pain had nothing to do with the rape incident, but was as a result of old age.

She does not know how many people had raped her and her children.

Vilakazi told News24 that she believed that their attackers had burnt a substance which caused them to fall into a deep sleep.

Asked how she came to the conclusion that they had been victims of both a house robbery and rape, Vilakazi said she just knew.

"As an elderly person, I could tell that I had been penetrated, there was semen on me," she said, adding that she had not been with a man for years before that.

- Read more: Home not cleaned for 6 years as woman waits for cops to take evidence

News24 first ran Vilakazi's story last month when she said she had not cleaned her home in six years as she waited for police to come to her home and collect evidence of the rape and robbery which had happened.

Since then, the police had come to her house numerous times and had even taken a new statement from her.

They said there was no hope of salvaging evidence from her dusty, eight-roomed shack which had also been ransacked by her attackers.

Vilakazi said shortly after the incident, a doctor confirmed that she and her two daughters - 11 and 13 at the time - had been raped.

The clinic where she and her daughters had been treated has since moved and there was difficulty in locating their files, Vilakazi said.

She however, said she was happy that police had taken action and she was on her way to getting her life and house back in order

- Read more: No hope for evidence in 6-year-long rape case

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