FOR MONTHS she feared going to the police because he has money and is famous.
But finally she has found it in her heart to open up and tell her story of humiliation, pain and fear.
“THE TOP COACH RAPED ME!”
“While he was on top of me I prayed that I get out of this alive and return to my kids,” said the 51-year-old mum of two from Cosmo City, north of Joburg.
“I prayed hard that he wouldn’t kill me and bury my body in a shallow grave where I wouldn’t be found.”
The woman, who’s a sangoma and works as a sales administrator at a security company, said the incident happened in April, in a townhouse in Fourways believed to belong to the top coach, who’s known to Daily Sun.
She said she was waiting for a taxi after visiting her boyfriend in Leeuwkop Prison when a double cab with logos of a soccer team and tinted windows stopped.
“He offered me a lift,” said the woman.“After getting into the car I realised he looked familiar. but he refused to tell me who he was.
“He said he needed to go to his house in Fourways. I asked to get out but he said no.”
When they got to his house he insisted that she go inside with him. “I waited for him in the kitchen and he went to the bedroom. When he came back he was naked.”
She said she begged him to get dressed, but he pushed her against the wall, dragged her to the bedroom, and raped her on the bed.
“I was too scared to even scream, fearing for my life.”
He then drove her to Cosmo City, and when he rolled down the window people in the street recognised him and started calling his name and asking for pictures.
“I then realised who he was,” she said.
“I’ve been consulting my ancestors. I’m afraid to open a case because I’m a nobody and he’s wealthy and famous.
“I don’t want to take my kids on such a journey.”
Speaking to Daily Sun, Thoko Xaluva-Mkhwanazi of the Cheryl Zondi Foundation urged women to never doubt their truth. “It is never too late to report a rape case. I appeal to women to report such cases to the police.”
Gauteng provincial spokeswoman Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said: “We encourage victims to come forward. While it’s important to report cases of rape early after the incident the police still have a responsibility to investigate irrespective of the delay.”