Ritual victim badly burnt - mom

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Johannesburg - The girl who survived an alleged satanic ritual could not bath for months because of her injuries, the South Gauteng High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday.

"She couldn't even bath for nearly four months... she was not allowed into water," the mother of the girl, who is a minor, told the court.

Kirsty Theologo and the girl were burnt in an apparent satanic ritual in 2011 on a koppie, south of Johannesburg.

Theologo later died in hospital of her injuries while the girl, who was 14 at the time, survived. She is now 16.

Her mother testified she had to undergo hospital treatment and further rehabilitation to treat burns to her neck and up to her chin, her back, and arms.

The mother told the court her daughter still had to have more plastic surgery to treat the burns.

"Her skin is raised but they can iron down the skin," she told the court.

Her daughter had become sensitive about how she looked and was hiding her scars at every chance.

"She's basically wary when people look at her." She said her daughter covered the scars with scarves most of the time.

The girl started testifying shortly after her mother.

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