A 25-year-old woman from Somerset West was left severely injured and traumatised after she was brutally attacked for allegedly rejecting the advances of an unwanted suitor in Khayelitsha.
Zizipho Nikita Kalubi said on Saturday at about 2pm, she was returning from running errands with her boyfriend when they came across the alleged perpetrator, a man she had seen only a handful of times in Khayelitsha Town Two, and he began harassing her.
She said the man started by catcalling her and making crude remarks, as he did every time he saw her.
As a young woman, I’m not a stranger to how men can harass you, so when he started saying ‘Hey sexy, I want you’, making his crude remarks, I ignored it and continued to walk with my boyfriend.
He once tried to touch me, but I never thought he would be so bold with my boyfriend next to me. However, that day he only got worse and even walked up to us.
“Seeing how bad it was getting, my boyfriend asked him to leave me alone, and I thought he would stop so we continued walking.