THERE was a time when Elizabeth lived a normal life.
But that has all changed.
Her happiness has been ruined by a terrible growth on her right foot.
Elizabeth Skhosana (28) from Klipgat in North West said the growth started developing in 2004.
“It was a small pimple, which I didn’t even take seriously. I later noticed it was getting bigger. I didn’t know what it was,” said Elizabeth.
She said she went to the clinic, which referred her to a hospital.
“I was told it was a tumour and the hospital said they would operate, but that never happened.”
She said she also consulted sangomas.
“Many sangomas said it was a medical issue and that I must continue going to the hospital,” she said.
Elizabeth said she hasn’t worn shoes in more than 10 years.
“I always walk barefoot because no shoes fit.”
She said she can’t even get a job.
“When I look for a job, I’m told I’m disabled. I can’t stand for a long time because it gets really painful.”
She said she hoped someone would help her.
“I don’t know who will save me from this miserable life, and if this will kill me or not,” she said.
When asked why Elizabeth has not been operated on Dr Freddy Kgongwana, CEO of Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, said: “We need to investigate and check the allegations for us to plan a way forward.”