STORIES FOR CHANGE: Child Sexual Abuse: MPS_forsite_012

Venus, 8, shows her scar. Stabbed through her heart and lung, raped, sodomized, strangled and left for dead, she hid overnight in the bushes before dragging herself to the main road where she was discovered. The perpetrator, later arrested, is HIV positive. Venus is negative. PLACE: Mitchells Plain, Western Cape DATE: July 2005

Venus, 8, shows her scar. Stabbed through her heart and lung, raped, sodomized, strangled and left for dead, she hid overnight in the bushes before dragging herself to the main road where she was discovered. The perpetrator, later arrested, is HIV positive. Venus is negative.  

PLACE: Mitchells Plain, Western Cape  

DATE: July 2005