Rape ordeal: Mom tells boy to cover his head

2010-08-08 22:30
Pretoria – Before being raped and assaulted with a garden fork, a mother from Pretoria told her 7-year-old son to hold on tight to his Daschund and pull a blanket over his head.

The robber also kidnapped her, and she suspects she jumped out of the car to get away from him. She broke her right arm, right leg and jaw, but can’t remember parts of the incident.

More than two weeks after the attack in The Orchards, in the north of Pretoria, the police have still not visited the 35-year-old mother or taken her statement.

The mother, who may not legally be identified, woke up early that morning and saw a man standing in the room with a gardening fork in his hands, when he switched on the bedroom light.

Her son, who was lying next to her, also woke up.

“I went ice-cold. He told me to come to him and jerked me out of the bed. I told my son to hold his puppy, Kassie, tightly and pull the blanket over his head.”

The attacker beat her over the head with the gardening fork and demanded money.

R30

“He said he would kill me if I screamed. He hit me with the back of the garden fork a few times.”

They returned to the bedroom where the little boy told the attacker that he had R30 is his wallet, which was in the kitchen.

The attacker then raped her on the paving next to the swimming pool.

“While he was raping me I prayed out loud: ‘Lord, forgive him, for he knows not what he does.’ He kept shouting ‘shut up, shut up’.”

The robber took her son’s R30 as well as her bank card, forced her into her car and drove off.

At one stage she saw lights and started screaming, but once again he beat her over the head.

“I can’t remember what happened next. All I know is that I felt the ground, then I was gone.”

'A miracle'

She was found by a woman who lives nearby. She was admitted to the intensive care unit at the Eugene Marais hospital.

Besides her broken right arm, right leg and jaw, she also needed many stitches to her face and on the back of her head.

“God was good to me. He saved my life,” she said.

“It’s a miracle that I’m alive. I’m getting the most wonderful support from my loved ones. What about the poor women who can’t say that?”

Since the incident, no-one from the Akasia police station has been to see her to take a statement.

The investigating officer, a male constable, is not answering her family’s calls.

Her sister-in-law, a police official, received permission from the police to take down the statement. More than a week later, this statement has not yet been fetched.

Eugene Opperman, Gauteng police spokesperson, said the case is being investigated on “a high level” after he brought it to the attention of the provincial chief detective.

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