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‘I wish I could vanish, out of this world’

Her eyes filled with blood, cheeks swollen and an angry wound covering her neck, Millicent Gaika looks as if she was attacked just a few hours ago. The Gugulethu resident was repeatedly raped and assaulted a week ago by a man she had known…

April 9, 2010
Cape Times

‘I won’t disown him. I’ve forgiven him’

A Methodist minister has told how his life has collapsed around him following the murder of his wife and the arrest of his son for the crime. “The pain is still there, it is heavy,” the Rev Fikile Makananda said on Wednesday, pointing at…

February 11, 2010
Cape Times

‘Drugs ruined my sweet child’

The heartbroken mother of Angelique Cilliers believes an attack in which her daughter, then 16, was raped, beaten and left for dead might have led her to a life of drug addiction and, ultimately, to face trial for murder. Cilliers, 24, was found hanged…

February 8, 2010