Alison Botha drove back to her apartment in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, after a typical night out with her friends. A man with a knife forced his way into the car of a 27-year-old woman as soon as she parked it.
The attacker told Botha to switch seats, which kept her inside her own car. Then he took her car to pick up another person. And it was clear right away that the two men were planning something bad for her.
Botha’s captors, who turned out to be Frans du Toit and Theuns Kruger, took her to a deserted area outside of the city. There, she was brutally ra*ped, had her organs taken out, and had her throat cut so deeply that she was almost ki*lled. In the end, they left her in a field to die.
This is the story of how Alison Botha was able to live through so much.
Alison Botha was born on September 22, 1967, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. When she was 10, her parents split up, and she spent most of her childhood living with her mother and brother.
Early on in her life, Botha lived a pretty normal life. As head girl, she was in charge of The Collegiate High School for Girls in Port Elizabeth. She spent a few years traveling after she finished school. Botha went back to South Africa and got a job as an insurance broker, which she liked.
Alison was 27 years old when she met the men who tried to k*ill her.
At first, it seemed like the night she was attacked was just like any other night. Botha went to the beach with her friends and then had pizza and games with them at her apartment. When most of the group left, Botha took the last person she was with home. Botha went back to her apartment after that.
After parking her car, she reached for her bag of clean clothes on the passenger seat. But all of a sudden, she felt a gust of warm air. A man with a knife opened the door to the driver’s side.
“Move over, or I’ll ki*ll you,” he warned.
Botha did what she was told, even though she was scared. The man took control of the car quickly and drove away. The man who said he was Clinton said, “I don’t want to hurt you.” “Could I use your car for an hour?”
Clinton, whose real name was Frans du Toit, then went to a different part of Port Elizabeth to pick up his friend Theuns Kruger.
The men then took her to a remote place just outside of the city. Botha was frozen, but he could tell that something bad was about to happen.
How Alison Botha Survived Her Encounter With The Rap-ists
Frans du Toit and Theuns Kruger told her that they wanted to have sexual relations with her. Botha refused, even though it was clear that she was trapped and scared for her life.
She was ra*ped by two men who had hurt women in the past. And they decided quickly to k*ill her as well. At first, they tried to choke her to death. But Botha kept living even though she lost consciousness.
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When du Toit and Kruger got angry, they made things even worse. They stabbed Botha at least thirty times in the middle of his body.
When Botha’s leg started to move, du Toit and Kruger knew they still had work to do. Then, sixteen times, they cut her throat.
“All I could see was a moving arm above my face,” Alison Botha said later. “To the left, to the right, to the left, to the right. When he moved, he made noise. It sounded wet, like my skin was being cut open. He was cutting my throat with a knife. “Over and over and over.”
Botha had a hard time understanding what was going on. “It felt like a dream, but it wasn’t,” she said. “It didn’t hurt, but it wasn’t a dream, either. This was going on. The man tried to cut my throat with a knife.”
As the men left, Botha heard them praise their work and talk in Afrikaans. “Do you believe she is dead?” one of the attackers asked. “No one can survive that,” the other person said.
After that, Du Toit and Kruger left, ostensibly happy that they had k*illed her. They didn’t know, though, that Botha was still alive.
While Botha was lying alone on a pile of sand and broken glass, he thought, “I had to at least leave some clue as to who did this to me.” She decided to carve the names of the people who hurt her into the ground. Then, below that, she wrote, “I love Mom.”
Botha was left with a deep scar on her neck, but she was able to live. (This is from a movie about Alison’s life.) However, Botha soon realized she had a chance to live. She could see, far away, headlights cutting through the bushes. She thought that if she could just get to the road, someone might be able to help her.
She Rescue And Rehabilitation
As Alison Botha moved toward the headlights, she saw how bad her injuries were. As she started to pull herself up, her head started to fall back, as if she had been cut off.
She could also feel her intestines, which were slimy and stuck out of her stomach. She had to use one hand to stop her organs from leaking out and the other to literally hold on to her own head.
Botha said, “As I struggled to move forward, I started to lose my vision, and I fell many times, but I was able to get back up until I reached the road.”
She fell down right next to the white line. Even though she was lost, she knew that this was the best place to get the attention of a driver passing by.
Botha was found by the side of the road (the picture is from a movie about her life). Luckily, she didn’t have to wait long. Young veterinary student Tiaan Eilerd, who was on vacation in Port Elizabeth from Johannesburg, saw Botha lying in the middle of the road and pulled over.
Later, Eilerd said, “God put me on that road that night for a reason.”
Using what he had learned as a vet, he put Botha’s exposed thyroid back into her body. Then Eilerd called for help from the police and fire departments.
Alison Botha was taken to the hospital right away. The doctors were shocked by how bad her injuries were. One doctor, Alexander Angelov, later said that in his 16 years of practice, he had never seen injuries that bad.
Arrest, Trial and Sentencing
Botha was very sick and almost died. But she was able to stay alive, and she knew everything about the people who hurt her. Even though she was still in the hospital, she was able to pick them out of police photos right away. This led to the “Ripper Ra*pists,” as the press called them, being caught quickly.
Both Du Toit and Kruger were given life sentences.
Everyone in South Africa was interested in the “Noordhoek Ripper Trial” that followed. Both Du Toit and Kruger pleaded guilty to eight charges, which included kidnapping, ra*pe, and trying to k*ill someone. In August 1995, both of them were found guilty and given life sentences.
Alison Botha had both physical and emotional scars from what she had been through, even though the worst was over.