I have recently told my daughter this,Back in 2002,I was 16years and was doing grade 9,I was raped at a gun point,the man kidnapped me took me to this house,and kept me there blindfolded,and my mouth covered and he broke my virginity,he will beat me if I try to fight him and continue to rape me the whole time he kept me there.
On Sunday afternoon he let me go,he said to me"will see you later,I know where you stay"He knew where I stay,he knew where I go to school,it was like he knew me,and he knew I have a sister because he said should he find out the police are looking for him,he will come for my sister.
On my way,I decided i can't go home,I can't go to the police station,so I decided to go to my dad's place in Tarrefontein,so I took a taxi to South Gate,when I got there,it was late and there where no taxis and I couldn't go back,then came this man asking me if I can walk with him because he's also going to the same area.
You think I said no thanks?No,I walked with him,but in my mind I'm thinking,what if this man will do the same thing that had happened to me and even worse kill me.i was so scared,but the man said to me you looked very hungry are you okay?I cried but I couldn't tell him what i had went through.The next thing i heard was him asking me,"which house are you going to"?I was so relieved,I thanked him endlessly,he waited for me to even lock the gate.when I got inside the house I greeted and went to take a bath and straight to bed,I couldn't sleep.thinking what to do next.
I still didn't go to the police.
Instead I went to the Clinic to check pregnancy and HIV.luckely I wasn't pregnant and I wasn't HIV positive.But I was Brocken,I never wanted to remember about that weekend.
Today, since 2002,I remember and I'm reminded about it because.Im raising a girl child who is in grade 9, turning 16 years old on the 17/11/2020..and her wish from last year was to have a birthday party to celebrate her Sweet 16 with her friends.Now that i have told her about my experience,she doesn't want to celebrate hers anymore,she said she doesn't want to hurt me.That alone makes me want her to celebrate it,i want her to have wonderful memories of her 16th birthday.I want to surprise her.
I'm unemployed and asking for fundraising to help me make it possible to have a party for my child.
Your help will be highly appreciated.