SHE SAID a man who grew up with her own children beat her, threatened her with murder and raped her.
The brave gogo has decided to tell Daily Sun about her night of terror, humiliation and pain.
SHE WANTS THE WORLD TO KNOW ABOUT THE EVIL THAT HAPPENED IN HER HOUSE.
Gogo Buyiswa Jonas (65), of KwaNobuhle in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape has decided to stand up and tell a story that countless women around Mzansi have experienced.
“I want the nation to know what happened to me. They must see my face and the court must understand that I am not lying. That child hurt me so badly. I never expected him to do a terrible thing like this to me,” she told Daily Sun.
The gogo told the People’s Paper she always made sure her doors and windows were properly locked before she went to bed at night.
“Just before midnight on Tuesday last week I was woken by the shattering of the glass of my bedroom window.
“I immediately called out, ‘Who’s there?’ but there was no answer. Then I saw the man standing at the end of my bed.
“I recognised him and called his name. I asked him what he was doing in my room.
“He said he was there to rape me.” That’s when the gogo realised she was in serious trouble.
“I looked for my axe that is next to my bed but it wasn’t there,” she said.
She grabbed the bucket of urine from under her bed and threw it at his face but it didn’t stop him.
“Usually men run away from a woman’s urine but it made no difference to him.
“I screamed for help but no one came to my rescue.”
A violent struggle ensued.
“We wrestled and he pushed me down on the floor. He was stronger than me and I got tired,” she said.
“He pushed my nightgown into my mouth so I couldn’t scream any more. Then he covered my face with the mat next to my bed and raped me.”
Gogo Buyiswa pretended she was dead. It probably saved her life.
“When he was finished raping me he jumped out of the bedroom window and ran away,” she said.
She must have fainted because she woke up some time later.
“I got up and ran to my neighbours for help.”
Gogo Buyiswa said she has known her rapist since he was a boy.
“He grew up with my kids. He was supposed to be the one to protect me when I screamed for help.
“I curse him and I will never forgive him. My wish is to see him dead,” said the gogo.
Warrant Officer Gerda Swart told Daily Sun: “A 36-year-old suspect was arrested for housebreaking with intent to commit crime.
“He is also facing two counts of rape because it is alleged he raped the woman twice.
“The suspect will appear today for formal bail application in KwaNobuhle Magistrates Court.
“He has been kept in custody since his arrest on 2 April.”