The 15-year-old grade 9 pupil from Stinkwater, in Tshwane, was so badly beaten that her face is swollen and she can hardly open her eyes or her mouth. Her head feels heavy and is pounding with pain. Every time she tries to eat, she vomits.
She told Daily Sun she was on her way to school but missed the bus and decided to walk.
But then a man approached her and insisted on walking with her.
“I had seen him a number of times at a shop in our area and I didn’t want to associate with him,” she said.
But then the man pulled out a gun and told her to go into the bushes with him.
“I refused and he fired a shot in the air. I think he wanted to scare me,” she said.
The brave girl grabbed for the gun and a fight started.
“He hit me many times in the face with the back of the gun,” she said.
“I started feeling weak and I couldn’t scream or fight. I lost consciousness.”
She was found some time later by school friends. Kelebogile’s mother, Lydia Morule (38) asked why somebody would want to hurt another person that badly.
“Three days later my daughter’s face is still swollen,” said Lydia.
I don’t know what to do to take away the pain.”
“I want justice. I want this man to be locked up.”
Warrant Officer Sarah Lesabane of Temba police confirmed that a case of attempted murder was being investigated.
“We are calling on anyone with more information to come forward,” she urged.