Alison to share inspirational story at breakfast

2016-10-05 06:00
Alison Botha. Photo: SUPPLIED

Alison Botha. Photo: SUPPLIED

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THE nation was gripped by the horrific ordeal that Alison Botha went through when she was raped, stabbed and left to die in December 1994.

Alison will be sharing her story at a breakfast hosted by Die Burger at The Boardwalk ICC on October 22.

Botha was abducted by two men and taken to the outskirts of Port Elizabeth where they stabbed her in the abdomen more than 30 times and slit her throat from side to side.

Somehow she lived and was able to find her way back to the road where she was rescued by a passing motorist.

Alison now uses her experience as an example of the power of the human spirit. In her speaking engagements, she shares with her audiences the horror of being physically attacked, then offers insight into her own recovery and the power of inner strength.

In 1998, I Have Life, Alison’s first-person account of her ordeal and recovery, was published and has been a best-seller ever since. A documentary movie on Alison and her ordeal was also recently released.

“My philosophy has always been that we may not be able to control the circumstances that we find ourselves in, but we can always control what we do about them. We can always control our own A, B, Cs, which are Attitude, Belief and Choice,” said Alison.

The breakfast event where Alison will share her story, will be held from 8am until 12:30pm. Tickets are R200 per person and are available from Helen at Westway Cafe, by calling 041 365 0217 or book online on

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